Commiphora Myrrha Oil
Common name: Myrrh
Botanical name: Commiphora Myrrha
Grows in East Africa and the Middle East.
The oil is extracted from the resin (in a dark brown hue) by distilling it with steam water.
Yields about 5% essential oil.
Its color is yellow to brown.
Slightly thick texture (depending on the resin).
Many opinions (including the Ramban) identify the biblical moor with the moor resin.
Myrrh was used as an important ingredient in the anointing oil and temple incense.