Commiphora myrrha, called myrrh, African myrrh,herabol myrrh, Somali myrrhor, common myrrh, or gum myrrh is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is one of the primary trees used in the production of myrrh, a resin made from dried tree sap. The tree is native to the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and to Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Northeast Kenya).It is called as Mur (المر) in Arabic, the word Mur (المر) means bitter, it is a gum of a myrrh tree & the gum is called as Myr. (المر)
Its oil is very famous & called as Oleoresin. It is very famous of Makkah, so it is called as Mur Makki.
It is anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti pest & etc, can be used for fumigation or oral uses. It has been used as an astringent, antiseptic, anti parasitic, anti tissive, emmenagogue, and antispasmodic agent.
It was commonly included in mixtures used to treat worms, wounds, and sepsis. In Hadees it is mentioned to fumigate with it & it has been found that it is very helpful in fumigation.