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NATURALISTIC Essential Body Oil -MYRRH (2 oz roll on)
Ancient Egyptians used myrrh and other essential oils to embalm mummies, as the oils not only provide a nice scent but also slow decay. Scientists now know this is because the oils kill bacteria and other microbes (5Trusted Source).
Additionally, in Biblical times, myrrh incense — often in combination with frankincense — was burned in places of worship to help purify the air and prevent the spread of contagious diseases, including those caused by bacteria.
One recent study found that burning myrrh and frankincense incense reduced airborne bacterial counts by 68% (6Trusted Source).
Preliminary animal research suggests that myrrh can directly kill bacteria, as well as stimulate the immune system to make more white blood cells, which also kill bacteria (7Trusted Source).
In test-tube studies, myrrh oil has strong effects against several infectious bacteria, including some drug-resistant ones (3, 8Trusted Source, 9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source).
In one test-tube study, myrrh oil at a low dilution of 0.1% killed all dormant Lyme disease bacteria, which can persist in some people after antibiotic treatment and continue to cause illness (11Trusted Source).
Still, more studies are needed to determine whether myrrh oil can treat persistent Lyme infections.