Myrrh

Plant Origin: Somalia

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from gum/resin

Historical Data: It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Ebers Papyrus (dating from 16th century BC), an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes.

Fragrant Influence: Promotes spiritual awareness and is uplifting. It contains sesquiterpenes, which stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of memory and emotions) and the hypothalamus is the master gland of the human body, producing many vital hormones, including thyroid and growth hormone.

Application: Apply 2-4 drops on location, apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points; inhale directly, diffuse

Bible References:

Genesis 37:25 -- "And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt."

Genesis 43:11 -- "And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take the best fruits in the lands in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds."

Exodus 30:23 -- "Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels."

 

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