Myrrh is a resin extracted from a tree that can be found especially in Africa. Myrrh is used as essential oil for external use only. You can diffuse the myrrh essential oil in a room, this essential oil keeps insects and parasites away and helps in case of cold or cough. If you suffer from fungal infections, dermatitis or other skin irritations myrrh essential oil can be a valid remedy: mix 6-7 drops of essential oil in 300 ml of distilled water, soak a gauze and apply it on the part. Thanks to the disinfectant and antibacterial action myrrh essential oil will remove fungus and other causes of skin diseases. Myrrh essential oil is also used to gargle in case of inflammations of the oropharyngeal tract: add 7 drops of myrrh essential oil in a glass of water and gargle, but be careful not to swallow.