Opoponax- Commiphora guiddoti- from The “Ogaden,” a Somali region in Ethiopia
Opoponax or "Sweet Myrrh" as some call it, is a cousin of Myrrh. It grows in Eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Somaliland. This one grows in Ethiopia. It is a natural oleogum resin just like myrrh. It is named sweet myrrh because it is not bitter like Myrrh but sweet-smelling and its taste is sweet also. In Ethiopia, it is also wild-harvested just like Myrrh is. If you put the two together they look rather similar.
People have asked me how can you tell, oh you will know as soon as you smell each one. Opoponax has also a bit more orange to it while Myrrh is more reddish.
It can be used to make skin look fresh by making a tincture or an herbal infusion. Some actually use it to aid digestion and help with congestion.
My goal is to sell quality resins at an affordable price. Some of you know me as the Queen of Resins because of the knowledge I have from constantly studying these resins and the friendships I have created with those who sell and harvest these beautiful trees.
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Disclaimer: All information is for educational purposes only. Resins are not a substitute for professional medical care and it is advised that you always consult your health practitioner.
Resins may irritate the skin so please handle with care.