Myrrh is a resin obtained from one of several species of tree in the Commiphora genus including Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora molmol, and Commiphora gileadensis among others. The resin is gathered when it oozes from cuts in the bark of the tree and it hardens into a waxy substance that can be used as a fragrant oil or incense. Myrrh is used in fumigation rituals and anointing oils for many different religions.
Myrrh in Magic and Religion
Myrrh oil can be used for purification and preparation for ritual, myrrh resin may be burned as incense for purification, exorcism, protection, and healing. Also, for funerary rites, connection with the dead and the underworld.
Myrrh incense resonates with the energy of Mars
Myrrh in Aromatherapy
Myrrh oil and incense is used in aromatherapy for respiratory and digestive health and to encourage a sense of tranquility and serenity. The fragrance helps cope with loss and helps heal the body, mind, and spirit after devastation.