Myrrh, Commiphora myrrha, has been used as a cleansing, purifying agent for centuries. Today, because of its antiseptic, disinfectant, and anti-inflammatory properties, myrrh is used topically for cuts, scrapes, scratches, and abrasions. Since myrrh helps prevent tissue degeneration, it helps heal wounds and dry, cracked areas of the skin. Myrrh is often used for its rejuvenating properties on mature skin. Myrrh has antifungal properties that help fight diaper rash.
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