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Most people know myrrh from the Bible as one of the gifts of the three saints to Jesus. Known as a precious gift, many people do not know what exactly myrrh is. In this article we will tell you what myrrh is and what you can do with it.

Myrrh is also a popular herbal remedy that is used for various purposes nowadays. You can easily order it in various forms on the internet to relieve ailments such as stomach problems.


  • Myhrre is originally a dried resin that comes from the thorny myrrh bush, which is about three metres tall.
  • You can find countless products made from myrrh, which have different purposes. Before choosing one, it is important to find out about the effects of the different products.
  • Myrrh already had many uses in ancient times. It was used as a perfume, for embalming, as well as incense and in medicine. At that time, it was about twice as valuable as frankincense.

The Best Myrrh: Our Picks

In this section, we will introduce you to different types of myrrh products to give you an overview of what herbal remedies are available on the market and what their effects are. This will help you find the right product for you.

Buying and evaluation criteria for myrrh

In the following section, we will look at the different products and show you the different purposes myrrh can serve as an herbal remedy.

With the help of these criteria, we want to give you an overview of which product might be right for you.


The products presented here show the different ways in which you can use myrrh. There is a great variety of ways to consume or treat myrrh. Therefore, it is important to get an overview so that you can find the best solution for you.

You can get myrrh in liquid form as a tea, extract, tincture or oil. Myrrh is also available in the form of tablets, cream or powder.


However, you should also be aware that not all products have the same purpose. When choosing a myrrh product, you have to pay attention to the specific effects.

In general, myrrh can be anti-inflammatory and, depending on the form in which it is taken, it can help against gastrointestinal complaints, sore throats and in some cases, as with oil, it can help against acne and dry skin.


The amount depends on the type of product you choose. If you choose tablets, you can usually get them in packs of 60, but there are also packs of 200 tablets. The oil and myrrh tincture can usually be bought in 10 ml to 50 ml vials.

So you can usually decide for yourself how much you want to buy, as there are many options. Depending on how long or often you want to use the product.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about myrrh answered in detail

In this section, we answer frequently asked questions about myrrh for anyone interested in myrrh. In this way we try to give you an overview of myrrh as a herbal remedy and to give you a broad picture of the diversity of myrrh.

What is myrrh?

Myrrh is a gum resin that comes from thorny bushes. The bushes belong to the balsam family and grow mainly in the savannah. It has a bitter taste, which is where the name "myrrh" originally came from.


Myrrh is actually dried resin from thorn bushes, similar to the tree resin we know. (Image source: analogicus/ Pixabay)

Who is myrrh suitable for?

Since the resin can have very diverse effects and processing, it can be used by almost anyone. In general, it is anti-inflammatory and soothing and helps with various problems, such as sore throats, gastrointestinal complaints, dry skin and more.

However, it should be noted that the tincture contains a high alcohol content. In general, of course, you should always consult your doctor or pharmacist if you want to take myrrh for health problems.

Where does myrrh come from?

Originally, myrrh is thought to have come from Somalia and Egypt. In Africa, China and the Middle East, myrrh has long been considered a proven remedy. Myrrh is rarely cultivated, but is usually collected freely. Generally, myrrh grows in arid, tropical climates.


Myrrh is a very versatile product that can be used in many different ways. After all, it has been used in different ways since ancient times. Which product you choose is clearly dependent on the purpose it has to fulfil. In general, it can be said that myrrh is calming.

Not only the smell can calm you, but also the stomach or throat can be soothed and pain relieved with the help of myrrh. Myrrh is even good for external treatment of dry skin.

So it can be said that myrrh is a wide-ranging product. Nevertheless, if you are taking it for health reasons, you should always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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