Myrrh

“Myrrh is one of the most precious ingredients used by I Coloniali in the Age Recover face care line as well as the Regenerating Ritual body care range: it is mainly used in the cosmetic industry because of its nourishing and regenerating properties, not to mention its sensual fragrance.

Myrrh has its origins in the East. For centuries, due to its preciousness, it has been considered a regal gift reserved for sacred ceremonies. Thanks to its many therapeutic properties, it still has a variety of cosmetic and medical functions, and it is also used for cooking.

Thanks to its incredible regenerating, antiseptic, antispasmodic and cancer-preventing properties, Myrrh was one of the main ingredients of Theriac, ancient pharmacy’s most important remedy which inspired I Coloniali.
Research studies carried out to validate its function in traditional medicine have revealed that Myrrh extracts can be used to treat conditions like obesity and poor circulation. In China, the first historical text about Myrrh’s (moyoo) medicinal properties specify that this Super Ingredient was used to treat arthritis, rheumatism and uterus disorders, as well as to improve circulation and alleviate menstrual cramps and bloating. In Persia, king Ahasuerus issued a royal decree ordering women to use this product regularly during their beauty rituals. The decree went on to specify that they should use Myrrh oil for 6 months, while for the following 6 months only the spice should be employed. Myrrh was also mentioned as a royal perfume. In an ancient Sanskrit medical text from the 4th century B.C. the Indian Sushruta Samhita mentions Myrrh as a herbal remedy for the treatment of pathologies like obesity, while it also lists its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anticoagulant virtues.

In the Catholic religion, Myrrh is one of the gifts that the three Wise Men bring to Baby Jesus’ manger. At the time this product was as precious as gold, in the Catholic religion, it symbolizes Jesus’ sacrifice through physical death since in ancient times Myrrh was employed in the art of mummification.”