Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Food and Drug Authority in Saudi Arabia stated, through its official account on the “Twitter” website, that myrrh, also known as “myrrh”, contributes to relieving symptoms of cold and cough.
And she wrote: “For your safety when using, be sure to know the amount allowed to be used to avoid side effects.”
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It is a mucilage-like substance, consisting of a mixture secreted from the stems of the elderberry tree. The Food and Drug Authority in Saudi Arabia indicated that its original homeland is Somalia and the countries of the Arabian Peninsula.
- Alternative medicine as an astringent for healing ulcers of the gums, stomach and intestines
- Relieving symptoms of cold and cough
The quantities allowed for the use of myrrh
- 2 to 4 grams maximum per day
The Food and Drug Authority in Saudi Arabia warns against using it for pregnant women, as it is considered a stimulus for uterine contractions, which may cause miscarriage.
Myrrh should be discontinued two weeks before surgery, as it may lower blood sugar.
And when used in large quantities, it may cause irregular heartbeat and kidney infections.
Finally, it is important not to use it on infants.
It is necessary to avoid using myrrh with medicines that lower blood sugar levels. Not only that, but also the anticoagulant drug warfarin, which can cause clots.