Personally the first time I heard of myrrh it was in elementary school when the teacher was explaining a Bible story of three wise men who took gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh to a baby Jesus. Only after learning about the beneficial properties of myrrh did I really understand the significance of their gift and the benefits it can have on my own furry little one.
Myrrh has a significant role in natural medicine dating back to 500 BC. In ancient times, myrrh was used so often in traditional Chinese medicine that it was worth more than gold!
We’ll dive deep into four healing benefits myrrh can have in your pet’s daily routine:
- Heal and treat wounds: One test-tube study of skin cells found that an essential oil blend containing myrrh helped heal wounds (Source).
- Anti-bacterial: Preliminary animal research suggests that myrrh can directly kill bacteria, as well as stimulate the immune system to make more white blood cells, which also kill bacteria (Source)
- Anti-fungal and anti-viral: researchers also discovered that myrrh (along with frankincense and elemi essential oils) is a potent antifungal agent (Source)
- Reduces pain and swelling: Myrrh oil contains compounds that interact with opioid receptors and tell your brain you’re not in pain. Myrrh also blocks the production of inflammatory chemicals that can lead to swelling and pain (Source)
Can’t get enough of myrrh like us after learning all about its healing benefits? Check out our Mend paw balm to uses myrrh as a key ingredient. Mend is a healing balm with high concentrations of antioxidants, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-septic, and astringent ingredients that boost your pet's immune system.
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