Traditional Uses of Myrrh Myrrh has been used in all the great traditions of herbal medicine. Traditional Western herbal uses include the following: • mouth ulcers, pharyngitis, gingivitis, laryngitis, respiratory catarrb, the common cold, chronic catarrh, bronchitis, excessive mucous secretion, boils,^’^ • chronic gastritis, atonic dyspepsia; amenorrhea, female reproductive tract disorders accompanied by a dragging sensation and leukorrhea,** • topically for damaged gums, wounds, abrasions, poorly healing skin ulcers, and sinusitis.^^ Uses and properties from traditional Chinese medicine include the following: • invigoration of the blood, dispersing congealed blood, redueing of swelling and alleviating pain, thus used to treat trauma, sores, boils, swelling, abdominal masses or pain, chest pain, amenorrhea,® • topically, for ebronic poorly healing sores.” Traditional Ayurvedic uses include the following: • dyspepsia, chlorosis (hypoehromic anemia), amenorrhea, uterine disorders, menstrual disorders in young girls, chropic bronchitis, tuberculosis,^ • a mouthwash for mouth uleers and sore throat.* In modem Western herbal use, myrrh (as noted above) has been largely relegated to a topical agent, especially for the mouth, gums, and throat. Hence, the rediscovery of the antiparasitie properties of myrrh places this herh into a completely new perspective. Rediscovery is the appropriate term since the US Eclectic text King’s Dispensatory’^’^ mentions its use as a vermifuge, and Maude Grieve also makes mentio