Myrrh is the dried resin of the tree Commiphora myrrha. Native to Somalia and eastern Ethiopia, myrrh has a long history of traditional use in perfumes and incense. Additionally, it has perhaps an equally long history as a medicinal treatment, primarily for conditions of the mouth, such ascanker sores, gum disease, halitosis, and sore throat.

Note: Commiphora myrrha is not the same plant as the similarly named Commiphora mukul. The latter is the source of guggulsterones, proposed for use in treating elevated cholesterol.