Myrrh holds a variety of therapeutic attributes and is used in its original form, and as a constituent of other products, like incenses, soaps, and deodorants. Myrrh is extracted from Commiphora shrub which is characteristic to Somali regions. Myrrh resins are formed as a result of yellowish liquid excreted through small incisions made in these shrubs. The liquid then dries and turns dark brown, making these resins.
Its applications include slow-burning it to get rid of bad odors in homes, while it is also used for medicinal purposes in its native Somalia, most popularly for postnatal care of mother and child. It is also beneficial for the digestive system, mouth-related disorders, colds, and coughs.