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Frankincense and Myrrh when used together against pathogens.

The study tested frankincense and myrrh samples against five test microorganisms.  Investigated the antimicrobial property of frankincense and myrrh in independent and combined form. Study reports synergistic antimicrobial effects of frankincense and myrrh oils.  [1]


Myrrh effectiveness on wounds

This study investigated the application of myrrh oil to wounded rabbits. These authors also found that wound healing was accelerated. [2]

Coconut oil effectiveness on wounds

Treating the wounds with coconut oil speeds up healing, improved antioxidant status and increased levels of collagen, an important protein that aids in wound healing. [3]

Myrrh treating cutaneous fungal infections

Traditionally, myrrh has been used for the treatment of skin infections caused by fungi. This was the case in some Arabic and Asian countries. 
This research established that myrrh extract exhibits strong anti-fungal activity and can thus be used as a poultice for treating cutaneous fungal infections.

Myrrh effectiveness for wound healing
Topical application of myrrh has been shown to promote healing after tooth extraction. As such, current manufactures of mouthwash products are incorporating myrrh for purposes of fast-tracking the process of wound healing in the oral cavity.  A study conducted by Al Eid (2021) explored the efficacy of myrrh on wound healing after tooth extraction. According to the results, myrrh was able to speed-up the process of wound healing immediately after tooth extraction. [5]


Coconut oil is an effective burn wound healing agent.  [6]