CAS Number: 8016-37-3 ; 84929-26-0
FEMA Number: 2766
EINECS Number: 232-543-6 ; 284-510-0
Paras Code: PEO1111
Myrrh is the resin-gum collected from incisions of the bark of the Commiphora myrrha tree. The tree grows in African countries such a Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Myrrh is collected directly from the tree ass little red-brown agglomerated a few weeks after incisions are made. Paras selects Myrrh from Somalia.
Sweet, ambery, balsamic, Myrrh revels liquorice and smoky undertones.
Pale yellow to amber colored liquid.
Since ancient times, Myrrh has been appreciated for its fragrant and medicinal qualities. It was used by Chinese and Egyptians in embalming process of mummies and by Romans for funeral rites. Greek soldiers used Myrrh oil to stop bleeding wounds. In the early days of the ancient Roman empire, myrrh was said to be an offering of the wise men. As a perfume and incense, throughout history Myrrh has been highly prized, and often valued more than gold.