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Frankincense and Myrrh bring up certain religious connotations to the western mind as gifts given to the baby Jesus. They have been in active use as a magical Incense, religious tools, and for their healing properties since at least 1500bc. Resin Incenses are the top of the line in Incense burning. Using Incense charcoal as a base you can release the intense fragrance of these fine resin granules -- without the dilution or alteration of scent caused by a burning base or fixatives typical in man-made stick or cone Incense. Myrrh has a wonderful rich smoky, earthy scent and frankincense balances it well with a light, clean, citrus like scent They are some of the most valuable substances of history, used for meditation, protection, purification, and consecration by countless cultures. While Incense is the most common use of the frankincense and myrrh blend, they can be used in many other ways as well, as they both have some wonderful medicinal benefits. Myrrh has very strong antimicrobial properties. It is also anti-inflammatory, and is an excellent anti-oxidant. Myrrh is also valued as an expectorant and the tannins and resins give it astringent property as well.
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Myrrh and frankincense are generally considered safe in small doses. Myrrh may cause mild side effects like skin rash or diarrhea. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not ingest frankincense or myrrh. Myrrh may lower blood sugar so you should monitor your levels closely if you are diabetic and stop using before any planned surgeries. Avoid using myrrh if you have a fever, heart condition, or systemic inflammation. Frankincense may interact with prescription blood thinners and Myrrh may interact with diabetic medication and Warfarin.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to cure, prevent, treat or diagnose any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. You should always consult with your doctor before starting any herbal treatment or regimen.