Pharmaceutical Name: Myrrha. Resina myrrhae
Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha Engl.
Common Name: Myrrh
Source of Earliest Record: Kaibao Bencao
Part Used: After the stem is cut, the gum-resin is gathered and then carbonized.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and neutral
Meridians: Heart, liver and spleen
1. To invigorate blood and stop pain.
2. To reduce swelling and promote healing
Indications & Combinations: The indications and combinations of Myrrh (Moyao) are the same as those for Frankincense (Ruxiang).
Dosage: 3-10 g
Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.