Our natural tooth-powder contains Myrrh, which has proven to be beneficial to dental and gum health since ancient times. Use for your primary brushing or use in addition to your normal toothpaste brushing routine.
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A Brief History Of Myrrh
Myrrh, Frankincense, and Gold held such great importance in historical times that they were the gifts given to the newborn Jesus by the Three Wise Men. Still to this day, for its numerous versatile uses, Myrrh has become one of the most extensively used essential oils around the world.
What is Myrrh?
Myrrh is derived from tree sap harvested from Commiphora myrrha, a thorny shrubby tree that grows in the aired and dry regions of the Arabian Peninsula and northeast Africa.
Myrrh was renowned for its use as cleansing incense and ancient religious rituals for over five millenia (5,000 yrs). However, it was also used for its proven antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and was once considered an effective remedy for everything from toothaches to leprosy.
The ancient Egyptians bought the resin in boatloads from the Phoenicians, using them in products such as:
- anti-septic properties are able to strengthen the mouth's teeth and gums by eliminating harmful bacteria and gingivitis;
- aromatherapy to relieve colds, congestion, coughs, bronchitis;
- skin care lotions to fade unwanted blemishes and soothe eczema and dandruff;
- perfume and insect repellent;
- salves for wounds and sores;
- rejuvenating facial treatment to clean, moisturize, and tighten the skin;
- ritualistic and spiritual burning of incense.
The Greeks had even bemoaned that "the pricey dried sap had made the southern Arabians the richest people on earth." By their time, medical practitioners had recognized and documented the substances’ antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, prescribing Myrrh for everything from indigestion and chronic coughs to hemorrhoids and bad breath.
One legend tells of the Syrian king Thesis’ daughter, whose name was Myrrha, being transformed by the protective gods into a Myrrh tree to escape her father’s homicidal fury. Legend has it that the tree’s resin is in fact, Myrrha’s tears.
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