Four Medicinal Uses For Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh essential oil has a lovely, rustic smell, which leads many people to diffuse it through their homes. But beyond smelling absolutely wonderful, myrrh essential oil also has some medicinal uses. Here are four key ways you can use myrrh essential oil to heal your body and enhance your health. 

1. Acne Treatment

Myrrh essential oil has natural antibacterial properties. It helps stop bacteria from replicating. For this reason, it is very helpful for treating acne, which is caused—at least in part—by bacteria on your skin. Mix a little myrrh essential oil with a neutral lotion or a few drops of olive oil, and then dab this preparation on each of your blemishes each night before bedtime. They should shrink and heal within a day or two.

2. Improved Digestion

Myrrh oil can also help relax the digestive system. It is mostly helpful if you have a lot of gas and are either passing gas or burping constantly. Try mixing a drop of myrrh oil into a cup of tea, and enjoy this drink whenever you are experiencing digestive upset and might be tempted to reach for Tums or some other digestive aid.

3. Mucous Relief

Do you have trouble coughing up a lot of mucous each morning? Maybe the mucous is due to allergies, a cold, or a reaction to certain foods. If you take a few drops of myrrh oil, mix them with a little olive oil, and then rub the mixture on your throat and just under your nose. If you inhale deeply, you will feel the aroma fill your sinuses and encourage them to drain.

4. Sweat Promotion

The idea of sweating more may sound unappealing, but consider this: as you sweat, your body is getting rid of toxins. The more you sweat, the more toxins your body releases. If you want to sweat a little more—perhaps to promote better health after a bout of illness—just rub a 50/50 mixture of myrrh oil and olive oil under your arms. You should feel your pores begin to open up and your sweat glands start to activate within a few minutes.

Keep in mind that the information above is not medical advice. Before using myrrh oil to treat any medical condition, reach out to your doctor to make sure there won't be any interactions with other medications and treatments you are using.

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