Myrrh oil is extracted by steam distillation of the oleores in-gum (crude myrrh) and yields 3 - 5 %. Native tonorth-east Africa, Myrrh is mainly found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Saudi-Arabia,Iran and Thailand. Myrrh has been used in perfumes, incense and embalming. It has been used to treat acne and boils as well as mild inflammatory conditions.It finds specific use in the treatment of infections in the mouth such asulcers, gengivitis, phyorrea, as well as catarrhal problems associated with pharyngitis and sinusitis.
Myrrh oil is stimulant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, expectorant,antispasmodic and carminative.