“…the results of the present study provided support for the beneficial effects of myrrh against AA-induced experimental colitis. The protective properties of myrrh may be attributed to its ability to inhibit free radical production and potentiate the endogenous enzymatic or nonenzymatic antioxidant system. Furthermore, myrrh was shown to decrease the levels of inflammatory mediators, thus suggesting that it may have a role as an anti-inflammatory compound. The results of the present study suggest that myrrh may be a promising novel candidate compound for the treatment of IBDs.”
In ancient times, Hippocrates speaks of myrrh more frequently than anything else.
But what is truly important is that it is endorsed by the Bible. It was one of the gifts the wise men brought to the Lord Jesus as a child. It is mentioned in the Song of Solomon, etc,
Research shows myrrh to be one of the most powerful antioxidant, infection-fighting, anti-inflammatory substances known to man.
Like frankincense, myrrh has been chewed like gum for centuries. Beware of ingesting essential oils, that may not be food-grade, etc. I would purchase the actually gum or powder.