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Myrrh

How does Myrrh work?

Myrrh can help decrease swelling (inflammation) and kill bacteria.

Are there safety concerns?

Myrrh seems safe for most people. It can cause some side effects such as skin rash if applied directly to the skin, and diarrhea if taken by mouth.

Amounts greater than 2-4 grams can cause kidney irritation and heart rate changes.

Do not take myrrh if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have a heart condition.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have uterine bleeding.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.

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