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myrrh

(mer),
A gum resin from Commiphora molmol and C. abyssinica (family Burseraceae) and other species of C., a shrub of Arabia and eastern Africa; used as an astringent, tonic, and stimulant, and locally for diseases of the oral cavity and in mouthwashes; thought to have been used in ancient Egyptian medicine and embalming.
[G. myrrha]

myrrh 1

(mûr)
n.
An aromatic gum resin obtained from several trees and shrubs of the genus Commiphora of northeastern Africa and Arabia, used in perfume, incense, and medicinal preparations.

myrrh 2

(mûr)
n.
See sweet cicely.

myrrh

Herbal medicine
A flowering plant that contains volatile oils (cinamaldehyde, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, heerabolene, limonene, pinene and others), resin and gum; it is antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, cardiotonic and expectorant. Myrrh has been used as a mouthwash for sore throats and laryngitis; topically for athlete’s foot, wounds and as a mosquito repellent; and internally for asthma, colds, coughs, chest congestion and sinusitis. Some data suggest that myrrh may lower cholesterol and reduce blood clot formation.
 
Toxicity
Myrrh should not be used in pregnancy or in those with renal failure.

myrrh

(mĕr)
A gum resin from Commiphora molmol and C. abyssinica (family Burseraceae) and other species, used as an astringent, tonic, and stimulant, and locally for diseases of the oral cavity and in mouthwashes; thought to have been used in ancient Egyptian medicine and embalming.
[G. myrrha]

myrrh

a resin derived from plants of the genus Commiophora.

myrrh

(mĕr)
Gum resin used as an astringent, tonic, and stimulant, and locally for diseases of oral cavity and in mouthwashes.
[G. myrrha]
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