Myrrh

The study below found some significant facts regarding health effects of certain food.  This is an attempt by us to interpret the findings so that it could be implemented in everyday health practices.  It has to be understood that good eating habits are necessary for optimal health and that means that a variety of good foods have to be consumed every day.  We do believe that some food has medicinal value and could be used to help in the prevention and support of treatment in certain illnesses.  However, if it is not part of a good nutritious diet, it might lose its value.    Although we do believe in the power of natural food, we absolutely do not claim to cure any disease through the consumption of specific foods.

Abdulkader M D Tonkal, Tosson A Morsy. An update review on Commiphora molmol and related species. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2008 Dec ;38(3):763-96.

This study aimed to review more than 70 out of hundreds of papers (Pub-med-indexed for Medline) on the medical importance and safety of Commiphora molmol and other Commiphora species of which myrrh is one. It was found that in the acient times it was used for the treatment of parasitic illnesses which is less common today due to sanitizing protocols.  However, more recently studies have found these essential oils to be antineoplastic (anti-cancer forming), anti-parasitic, and as an adjunct in healing wounds. Myrrh particularly also tested to be an effective agent in protecting against the ultraviolet light during sun exposure.