Myrrh Somalia


Commiphora myrrha resin


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We ensure legal compliance at every stage of the supply chain, from collection to export of plant raw material. Training in good harvesting practices is provided to collectors by our partner. The gum is processed in our production facilities in Almaden de la Plata, Spain.

Resinoid, more tenacious and less intense than essential oil, is often used as a fixative and combined with essential oil to strengthen it.

Anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, healing and regenerative.

*The aromatherapy properties in this document are excerpted from reference books, scientific articles, or specialized websites and are provided to customer for its information and internal use only. Claims on a finished product remain the responsibility of the company making the finished product available on the market.

Commiphora myrrha is a robust shrub that grows in the arid and desert regions of northern and eastern Africa, being found mainly in Somalia. The branches are covered with long thorns and, in the rainy season, large, bottlegreen leaves.
According to Greek mythology, this resin was named for Myrrha, the daughter of the King of Cyprus. Enamored of her own father, but ashamed of this love, the young woman begged the gods to banish her from the world of the living and the dead. The gods thus turned her into a myrrh tree; the gumresin the plant exudes is said to be her tears.

In Somalia, tapping takes place during the dry season, the trees’ vegetative period, when they no longer have leaves. Once the tree is incised, the collectors allow the tree to exude its resin for 10 to 15 days, coming to harvest it two to three weeks later. The trees are then recut for another exudation.
Once harvested, the gums are manually sorted by size and color and left to dry for 12 weeks.

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