herbals myrrh

RECND301

Myrrh

Scientific:Commiphora myrrh
Other:Myrrh
Synonym:Commiphora molmol

Indications

Antimicrobial and local mucous membrane stimulant.

Immune
• infections
- bacterial
- viral
- helminth (worm)

Oral-esophageal
• infections of the oral mucosa and throat
- gingivitis
- halitosis
- apthous stomatitis

Gastrointestinal
gastric ulcers

Respiratory
upper respiratory tract infections, with copious mucous
- strep throat
- colds
- influenza
- bronchitis
- pneumonia

Dermatologic (internal and topical use)
• gangrenous ulcer
acne
• abscess

Actions

antimicrobial
antibacterial
antiviral
antifungal
antiparasitic
• anthelmintic
• antischistosomal
expectorant
astringent
gastroprotective
antiinflammatory
antitussive

Constituents

• Oleoresins
• Essential oils
• Sesquiterpenes
• Diterpenes
• Gum

Posology

• Tincture (1:5 in 80% EtOH): 0.5-1 ml tid

Safety

Contraindications: Pregnancy; possible emmenogogue effects.

References

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Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines, 3rd ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 2007.

Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Bone K. A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient. St Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Brinker F. The Toxicology of Botanical Medicines, 3rd ed. Sandy, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2000.

Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

Hoffman D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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