Frankincense and Myrrh were brought to the birth of Jesus Christ. These resins are potent herbal medicines, just as with the resinous conifers, with anti-microbial and antifungal properties.
Myrrh is a specific remedy for toothaches. A species of the genus (Commiphora) is processed into Guggul, which has been receiving a lot of attention as an anti-cholesterol herb. (Myrrh in its unproccessed state is quite resinous, making it hard to absorb internally and harmful for the kidneys.) It is great for external use or incense. Both Myrrh and Guggul have many medicinal uses.
Frankincense and Myrrh are both used to relieve pain. Frankincense especially is marketed (often under its latin name, Boswellia) for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Both Frankincense and Myrrh are associated with spirituality and are available in essential oil form. ...