Myrrh Resin Yemen

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Sacred Myrrh Resin Incense

Grade: 1, Excellent!
Origin: Southeast Yemen
Species Name: Commiphora Myrrha
Color: Reddish brown

 

Myrrh resin from Yemen.

The Myrrh resin I offer comes from Yemen. It’s commonly accepted that the highest quality Myrrh comes from Yemen. The resin pieces are reddish brown in color and the scent is very intense and clean.

Myrrh from Yemen

Myrrh Resin

This Myrrh resin is extracted from the Commiphora myrrha tree. The reddish resin is formed within the bark of the plant. The extraction process involves cutting the plant longitudinally into its barks from which the gum oozes. The liquid drips and dries forming a drop-like hard substance. The process takes at least 14 days. However, the tree is tapped three consecutive times at a two-week interval. The constant tapping increases the amount of resin produced as the tree tries to fight infections that occur from the injuries inflicted.

Myrrh burning on a coal

Uses

The use of myrrh is entangled deeply with religion. From the biblical perspective, it is among the presents presented to baby Jesus at birth by three wise men. It highlights how precious the product has been since ancient times.
Another use of this product is in the manufacture of perfumes and other cosmetics. The product has a sweet aroma, and it is essential in the production of complex flavors.

What Does Myrrh Smell Like?

The woody smell of myrrh is highly distinct. This is a highly aromatic wood (similar to other aromatic woods such as sandalwood). Its aroma is complex and often associated with religious rites. As a result, myrrh is also used in aromatherapy in candles or in perfumery to make scents smell aromatic. Its aroma is sometimes used to flavor various traditional dishes.

Commiphora Myrrha tree

The Commiphora Myrrha tree

Commiphora Myrrha is native to Somalia, Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, the Somali Region of Ethiopia, and parts of Saudi Arabia.

Myrrh is a gum resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora more specifically, Commiphora myrrha. It is a very spiny tree and it grows to a height of about 5 m (16 ft). Its short, hairless, thick, and flaky trunk has two layers of bark. The upper layer is silvery, whitish, reddish, or bluish-grey and has a papery texture.

MAn harvesting Myrrh

Myhhr Quality Grades

The best quality myrrh originates from Commiphora myrrha. There are, however, other myrrh-producing trees such as Commiphora kua, Commiphora serrulata,Commiphora payfairii,Commiphora foliacea,Commiphora erythraea, Commiphora guidotti, Commiphora holiziana, Commiphora habessinica, among others.

The Myrrh resin obtained from the tree is set free of leaves, bark pieces, and soil particles. The quality of the product goes by color and smell. The best quality is red or brown, defined as  A++ grade. The (very) dark myrrh, on the other hand, is impure with foreign particles.