Myrrh Tree (Commiphora Wightii): Interesting Facts You Need to Know

Myrrh (Commiphora Wightii) is a Gum like Resin and Native to Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. It is part of the Burseraceae Family, also known as the Incense Family. The Scientific name of Myrrh is Commiphora Wightii. It is also Known as Guggul, Gum Guggul. It has been used in our Traditional Medicinal System since Ages to treat Various Health conditions like Arthritis, Inflammation, and Arthritis. Myrrh or guggul contain a mix of compounds like Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Flavonoids, which have many benefits.

Uses & Effectiveness

  • Myrrh helps to improve the Signs and Symptoms associated with Hypothyroidism like Weakness, Muscle Aches and Fatigue.  
  • Myrrh has Nutrients which help to Suppress the Appetite, and Treat Obesity.
  • Myrrh helps in treating Skin Irritation and Inflammation.
  • Myrrh helps in alleviating the symptoms of Osteoarthritis
  • Myrrh helps in Lowering Blood Sugar and managing Diabetes.
  • myrrh helps improve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.


Myrrh can cause Side Effects such as Stomach Upset, Headaches, Nausea, Vomiting, Loose Stools, Diarrhea, Belching, and Hiccups. Myrrh can also cause Allergic Reactions such as Rash and Itching. Myrrh can also cause Skin Rash and Itching that is not related to Allergy.

Precautions & Warning

Bleeding disorders: myrrh can slow blood clotting and might cause bleeding or bruising in people with bleeding disorders.

Underactive or overactive thyroid (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism): myrrh might interfere with treatment for these conditions. If you have a thyroid condition, don’t use myrrh without your healthcare provider’s supervision.

Hormone-sensitive conditions: such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: myrrh might act like estrogen in the body. If you are suffering any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, do not use myrrh.

Surgery: myrrh might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Myrrh is unsafe during pregnancy. It seems to encourage menstrual flow and stimulate the uterus, which can endanger the pregnancy. using myrrh during breast-feeding. avoid using myrrh if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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