Benefits of Bola(Myrrh)

Commiphora myrrha is a spiny desert shrub. Myrrh is extracted as a resin from the trunk of this desert shrub. It is found beneficial in reducing gum inflammations, sore throats and tonsillar infections. It is also a good supplement for heart, blood and hair, also a great antibacterial.

Benefits of Myrrh: Anemia, alleviates blood impurities, biliousness, catarrh, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, pharyngitis, ulcers, cough, indigestion, hair loss, broken bones, increases WBC, mouth inflammation, traumatic injuries, gargle for spongy gums, menstrual disorders.

Habitat: Indigenous to North-East Africa.

Action: Alterative, cholesterolaemic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, emmenagogue, antithrombotic, analgesic, antibacterial/fungal, leucocytogenic.

Scientific name: Commiphora myrrha.

Useful part: Resin.

Dosage: 3–12g per day dried resin.


Rasa (taste): Bitter, astringent,pungent, sweet

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Heavy, dry

Dosa effect: KV-P+

Dhatu(tissue): All tissues

Srotas (channel): Circulatory,lymphatic, nervous, reproductive, respiratory

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Bola, Hiraabola, Surasa, Barbara, Gandharasa.

English: Myrrh, Bdellium gum.

Constituents: Resin-Triterpenes, commiphoric acid, commiphorinic acid, commiferin. Gum-Arabinose, galactose. Volatile oil-Sesquiterpenes, heerabolene, dipentene, cinnamic aldehyde.

Preparation: Infusion, powder, pill, paste

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