Myrrh is a reddish-brown natural resin from a thorny tree, Commiphora myrrha, that is native to northeastern Africa and southwest Asia. It’s aromatic and used as a powerful healer in wounds and pains in Ayurveda, Chinese and Hebrew ancient medicines.
Preliminary animal research suggests that Myrrh oil can directly kill bacteria, as well as stimulate the immune system to make more white blood cells, which also kill bacteria in the body. Myrrh oil is also a pain reliever. Its 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.