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Fresh Harvested Myrrh Oleoresin, Co op harvested resins

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As some of you know, I recently returned from a trip to the Somali region of Ethiopia. The goal of the trip was to visit the collectors of Frankincense and Myrrh in the area and help organize them into cooperatives that will sell their resins directly to the West. They are pastoralists who herd camels and goats, collecting resin sustainably from the trees and the ground. They live in poverty amidst an abundance of Frankincense and Myrrh trees, able to collect and benefit financially from these resins, but lacking a market.

With animal husbandry providing their primary livelihood, they are especially affected by the very common droughts that plague the area and leave them with little to no food and water for their animals to survive the Bi-yearly dry seasons. This translates to an ongoing struggle to make ends meet and feed their families.
Developing resin collection as an alternative income assures they will have a stable livelihood unaffected by the fickleness of the weather.

The sustainable nature of these resins is most obvious in the name "Suhul" Myrrh. "Suhul" has its root in the word " Sahl" which means "Given freely" as opposed to the type of Myrrh that is collected after tapping the tree which is named "Sarac" Myrrh. It is the simple difference between something that is given and something that is taken. In my experience, Suhul Myrrh is usually lighter, brighter and more translucent than the Sarac, or tapped Myrrh and often sweeter smelling.

I purchased a small amount of 4 different fresh resins from 7 families of gatherers we met along our way through the remote bushland of the Somali region and brought them back in my suitcase. Not as commercial purchases but gestures of support.

For this reason, this resin is special to me and it is such a small amount it doesn't seem right to sell it in the shop for money.
I have decided to give it out as a gift to those who will appreciate its intrinsic value and those who want to show support for this venture.
This is also a perfect opportunity to get to know this quality of Myrrh first hand. IMHO, there is nothing better than experiential learning.

To do this I have listed 1 Ounce "gift" bags here in the shop at a steep price.
If you want to share in the experience, purchase 1 bag here and at checkout use the coupon code 136GSUHUL1. the coupon code will give you a discount that exactly matches the price of one bag in this listing.
This will only work if you have a minimum purchase of $50.00, (including the Suhul Myrrh), in your cart. This minimum ensures that the packaging and shipping costs are covered and it is my hope that it will also stimulate sales in this slow winter period. (A little bit of give and take).
If you follow these instructions 1 ounce of this gorgeous resin will be added to your order for free.

(Please note you can only get 1 of the 4 free resin samples from my trip per $50.00 order. I don't think you will be able to apply 2 coupons on the same order).

The resins collected in this area are from various species of Commiphora and Boswellia, (The Myrrh and Frankincense families) and currently include Myrrh, Frankincense Rivae, Opoponax and "Mirafur", the thurimel, or light coloured resin from various species of both Boswellia and Commiphora. All of which I hope to offer as "Gifts" in the shop soon.

Along with Frankincense, Myrrh is probably one of the most well-known natural oleoresins in the world. Famous for its use since biblical times as medicine, fragrance and incense, Myrrh has long been valued for its many medicinal applications and has been at times, worth its weight in gold.

A precious commodity in the ancient world, this powerful oleoresin has kept its value as a component in perfumes and incense, while medicinally, it is still unsurpassed as a “heal-all” for oral care, effectively addressing issues such as inflamed sore or infected gums, post-extraction soreness or denture irritation, spongy gums, canker sores, halitosis, gingivitis, and loose teeth. A simple tincture of the raw oleoresin, or the essential oil in alcohol/water, added to a mouthwash of warm salted water is one of the best treatments for most all oral issues and sore throats.

Myrrh is an anti-fungal and has been used successfully to treat candida, thrush, (and oral thrush), as well as fungal infections of the skin and nails.

Myrrh contains 2 compounds that are analgesic and help relieve pain.

It performs admirably in cremes and salves for dry, cracked and fissured heels and is considered skin healing and rejuvenating.

Internally, Myrrh is traditionally used as a “Bitter”, stimulating digestion, appetite and the production of bile and treating diarrhoea.

Topically, in a salve or creme, Myrrh has been used for coughs, colds and congestion, cuts and abrasions, piles and haemorrhoids.

The name Myrrh is rooted in The Aramaic word for bitter. Mar, Mor. It lives up to its name with a wonderfully rich, stimulating bitterness. Some associate this with the names Mary, (Mar-Yam), Miriam, Mariam, and believe it to mean the bitter of the sea, the froth of the sea.
The name of the Goddess Aphrodite translates to "risen from the froth of the sea".

Myrrh is ruled Astrologically by the Moon and the sign of Cancer, considered to be of a feminine nature, and has an affinity with water, ebb and flow and especially the fluid systems of our body where it helps to regulate and rebalance the digestive tract, oral cavity, and women's menses. ( Frankincense is ruled by the Sun).

In Some Somali Harvesting communities, Myrrh is harvested exclusively by the women of the clan. Frankincense which requires stripping and tapping of the tree is managed and harvested only by the men.

For a simple mouthwash for sore inflamed or irritated gums, one can place a half teaspoon of Myrrh resin crushed or ground in a cup, add boiling water and let sit till cool. It can then be swished in the mouth, or gargled repeatedly during the day. (It is bitter!) A quarter teaspoon of sea salt can be added to this mix as well.

For recipes for Myrrh and other oleoresins, please see my post, http://apothecarysgarden.com/2014/12/29/preparing-winter-
medicine-with-tree-saps/

For instructions on preparing your own tincture of Myrrh, please visit-http://apothecarysgarden.com/recipes-2/how-to-make-a-tincture-of-myrrh-for-oral-care/

Dan
As some of you know, I recently returned from a trip to the Somali region of Ethiopia. The goal of the trip was to visit the collectors of Frankincense and Myrrh in the area and help organize them into cooperatives that will sell their resins directly to the West. They are pastoralists who herd camels and goats, collecting resin sustainably from the trees and the ground. They live in poverty amidst an abundance of Frankincense and Myrrh trees, able to collect and benefit financially from these resins, but lacking a market.

With animal husbandry providing their primary livelihood, they are especially affected by the very common droughts that plague the area and leave them with little to no food and water for their animals to survive the Bi-yearly dry seasons. This translates to an ongoing struggle to make ends meet and feed their families.
Developing resin collection as an alternative income assures they will have a stable livelihood unaffected by the fickleness of the weather.

The sustainable nature of these resins is most obvious in the name "Suhul" Myrrh. "Suhul" has its root in the word " Sahl" which means "Given freely" as opposed to the type of Myrrh that is collected after tapping the tree which is named "Sarac" Myrrh. It is the simple difference between something that is given and something that is taken. In my experience, Suhul Myrrh is usually lighter, brighter and more translucent than the Sarac, or tapped Myrrh and often sweeter smelling.

I purchased a small amount of 4 different fresh resins from 7 families of gatherers we met along our way through the remote bushland of the Somali region and brought them back in my suitcase. Not as commercial purchases but gestures of support.

For this reason, this resin is special to me and it is such a small amount it doesn't seem right to sell it in the shop for money.
I have decided to give it out as a gift to those who will appreciate its intrinsic value and those who want to show support for this venture.
This is also a perfect opportunity to get to know this quality of Myrrh first hand. IMHO, there is nothing better than experiential learning.

To do this I have listed 1 Ounce "gift" bags here in the shop at a steep price.
If you want to share in the experience, purchase 1 bag here and at checkout use the coupon code 136GSUHUL1. the coupon code will give you a discount that exactly matches the price of one bag in this listing.
This will only work if you have a minimum purchase of $50.00, (including the Suhul Myrrh), in your cart. This minimum ensures that the packaging and shipping costs are covered and it is my hope that it will also stimulate sales in this slow winter period. (A little bit of give and take).
If you follow these instructions 1 ounce of this gorgeous resin will be added to your order for free.

(Please note you can only get 1 of the 4 free resin samples from my trip per $50.00 order. I don't think you will be able to apply 2 coupons on the same order).

The resins collected in this area are from various species of Commiphora and Boswellia, (The Myrrh and Frankincense families) and currently include Myrrh, Frankincense Rivae, Opoponax and "Mirafur", the thurimel, or light coloured resin from various species of both Boswellia and Commiphora. All of which I hope to offer as "Gifts" in the shop soon.

Along with Frankincense, Myrrh is probably one of the most well-known natural oleoresins in the world. Famous for its use since biblical times as medicine, fragrance and incense, Myrrh has long been valued for its many medicinal applications and has been at times, worth its weight in gold.

A precious commodity in the ancient world, this powerful oleoresin has kept its value as a component in perfumes and incense, while medicinally, it is still unsurpassed as a “heal-all” for oral care, effectively addressing issues such as inflamed sore or infected gums, post-extraction soreness or denture irritation, spongy gums, canker sores, halitosis, gingivitis, and loose teeth. A simple tincture of the raw oleoresin, or the essential oil in alcohol/water, added to a mouthwash of warm salted water is one of the best treatments for most all oral issues and sore throats.

Myrrh is an anti-fungal and has been used successfully to treat candida, thrush, (and oral thrush), as well as fungal infections of the skin and nails.

Myrrh contains 2 compounds that are analgesic and help relieve pain.

It performs admirably in cremes and salves for dry, cracked and fissured heels and is considered skin healing and rejuvenating.

Internally, Myrrh is traditionally used as a “Bitter”, stimulating digestion, appetite and the production of bile and treating diarrhoea.

Topically, in a salve or creme, Myrrh has been used for coughs, colds and congestion, cuts and abrasions, piles and haemorrhoids.

The name Myrrh is rooted in The Aramaic word for bitter. Mar, Mor. It lives up to its name with a wonderfully rich, stimulating bitterness. Some associate this with the names Mary, (Mar-Yam), Miriam, Mariam, and believe it to mean the bitter of the sea, the froth of the sea.
The name of the Goddess Aphrodite translates to "risen from the froth of the sea".

Myrrh is ruled Astrologically by the Moon and the sign of Cancer, considered to be of a feminine nature, and has an affinity with water, ebb and flow and especially the fluid systems of our body where it helps to regulate and rebalance the digestive tract, oral cavity, and women's menses. ( Frankincense is ruled by the Sun).

In Some Somali Harvesting communities, Myrrh is harvested exclusively by the women of the clan. Frankincense which requires stripping and tapping of the tree is managed and harvested only by the men.

For a simple mouthwash for sore inflamed or irritated gums, one can place a half teaspoon of Myrrh resin crushed or ground in a cup, add boiling water and let sit till cool. It can then be swished in the mouth, or gargled repeatedly during the day. (It is bitter!) A quarter teaspoon of sea salt can be added to this mix as well.

For recipes for Myrrh and other oleoresins, please see my post, http://apothecarysgarden.com/2014/12/29/preparing-winter-
medicine-with-tree-saps/

For instructions on preparing your own tincture of Myrrh, please visit-http://apothecarysgarden.com/recipes-2/how-to-make-a-tincture-of-myrrh-for-oral-care/

Dan

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