Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Myrrh--Gift fit for a king?

At PBS (Progressive Bible Study) this morning we were reading the Matthew version of Jesus' birth story. We were noting the variances in footnotes about the 3 Magi gifts. I had not remembered that myrrh was a gum resin from a tree or shrub rather than a spice or fragrance.

Because my spouse is a research chemist that works with resins and their properties, I thought I should do some research on myrrh so we could perhaps we could discuss the "scientific properties" of myrrh at the dinner table tonight.

So here's the scoop on myrrh...

Myrrh Gum - 100 caps
From Nature's Way
Price: $6.31
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Product Details
Encapsulated Myrrh gum tree resin. This is the same myrrh gum frequently mentioned in the bible it is obtained from trees found only in East Africa and Arabia. Myrrh gum is frequently used for both it"s aromatic and herbal properties. It was also used anciently as an antiseptic for sore throats and as a mouthwash. Myrrh (commiphora myrrha & abyssinica) has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and wound healing properties and may be beneficial for candida, thrush, fungal conditions, mouth and gum disorders, gingivitis, immune response, respiratory conditions, the digestive system, stimulating menstrual flow, tonsillitis, sore throat, asthma, and may help build strength, focus and clarity during times of trouble.

Myrrh Gum, Gelatin, Millet, Magnesium Stearate.
Product Research:
Nature's Way Myrrh Gum. Used anciently as a mouthwash. Myrrh (commiphora myrrha), is frequently mentioned in the Bible, and an important item of trade in the Middle East for centuries, this aromatic gum resin is obtained from certain trees found only in East Africa and Arabia. It is still used for both its aromatic and herbal properties.

Take two capsules three times daily, preferably with food.
Do not take Myrrh Gum or products which contain high amounts of Myrrh for extended periods due to stress on the kidneys during elimination.

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