Bola, Myrrh, Balasmodendron myrrha Nees.

Sanskrit: Bola


Hindi: Bol

English: Myrrh

Latin:     Balasmodendron     myrrha     Nees. (Commiphora Myrrha)

Part Used: Resin

Habitat: Indigenous to North-East Africa, collected in Southern Arabia and Iran

Energetics: Bitter, astringent, pungent, sweet-hot- pungent KV– (P+ in excess)

Tissues: All

Systems: Circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, repro- ductive, respiratory

Action: Alterative, analgesic, antiseptic, antispas- modic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, rejuvenative

Uses: Amenorrhea, anemia, arthritis, asthma, bron- chitis, cough, dysmenorrhea, menopause, rheuma- tism, traumatic injuries, ulcerated surfaces, as an infusion with rose petals (50 parts) used as a mouth- wash, mouth inflammations, as a gargle for spongy gums, used in tooth powder, indigestion, wasting diseases, prevents loss of hair, menstrual disorders, and chlorosis problems of young girls. Precautions: Can create excess Pitta

Preparation: Infusion, powder, pill, paste

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