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Myrrh Gum Resin

Commiphora Myrrha 1.5oz 42.5 G.
Myrrh Gum Resin
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Commiphora Myrrha

With its smoky earthy scent, myrrh resin is a favorite incense of many cultures. Native to Ethiopia and Somalia, it was used by the Egyptians for cremations & embalming as long ago as 3000 BC. Myrrh is one of the key ingredients in the mythical Egyptian perfume Kyphi. It has also been used to anoint kings & scent fabrics and clothes for those traveling to holy places. Myrrh has had great monetary value throughout history. The Romans valued it as much as gold, using it as security for monetary debts. One of the 3 gifts to Christ by the Magi, the resin is obtained by making deep cuts in the trunk of the tree lengthwise. Below this incision a narrow strip of bark is peeled off so the sap will run out. Sustainably harvested, the resin is burned as incense using charcoal tablets.

Wild Harvested From Somalia