Myrrha

 

Source
The resin from the bark of Commiphora myrrha Engi. or other species in the same genus, family Burseraceae.

Characteristics
Resin appearing as irregular masses composed of numerous irregular granules, about 2.5 cm in size. Surface red-brown to yellow-brown, uneven. Fractured surface granular, oily lustrous with whitish dots. Becoming yellowish brown milky fluid when ground with water. Aromatic in odour. Bitter in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to liver, heart and spleen channels.

Indication
Same as Ohbanurn but more powerful in removing stasis and promoting blood circulation, and less powerful in promoting vital energy circulation and relaxing tendons, see Olibanum.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its aqueous infusion inhibits the growth of skin fungi such as Trichophyton violaceum.
2. Inhibiting the excessive secretion of bronchi and uterus.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g. For extemal use: qs.


   

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