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Myrrh (Mo Yao) – Functionalities and Benefits for Pets

Myrrh, or Mo Yao, is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine due to its medicinal properties among other uses. With its sweet-smelling resin, Myrrh has been more valuable than gold at certain points throughout history.

The myrrh tree, or Commiphora myrrha, can be found in African and Middle Eastern countries such as Oman, Yemen, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya. Myrrh resin can be useful for both humans and pets.

As the Christmas season ends, “Myrrh” may have recently been on your mind. In the Christmas story, Myrrh — along with Frankincense — was one of the gifts the three wise men brought to baby Jesus. Frankincense is also often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in conjunction with Myrrh, they complement each other well.

Myrrh is known to be bitter and spicy. And not only has it been used for medicinal purposes, but it also has traditionally been used as perfume. Myrrh can be ingested, inhaled, or used topically in a variety of forms.

Learn more about Myrrh and its functionalities and benefits for pets.

How myrrh can be useful to pets:

Invigorates Blood Myrrh is able to help lower blood pressure and improve blood circulation as well. An interesting study in China even showed that, along with Frankincense, Myrrh can have effects on cancer in humans. Together, these two powerful ingredients may be able to help prevent cancer cells from spreading, especially in certain types of cancer. These types of benefits can be conferred to pets as well, helping to keep your furry friend healthy.

Dispels Blood Stasis: Blood stasis is another word for stagnant blood, often used in Chinese Medicine. With blood stasis, it means your blood isn’t flowing properly. This can be caused by a variety of different types of trauma, such as sprains, bruises, and more. For pets — especially those who live an extremely active lifestyle — these types of injuries can be common and can be very disruptive to their way of life. Myrrh can help manage their discomfort, support healing, and get them back to doing the activities they love.

Alleviates Pain and Reduces Swelling: Whether your pup has a bump or bruise, the anti-inflammatory properties of Myrrh can help your pet feel better without medication that could make them feel sick. It can block your pet’s body from producing the types of inflammation that lead to swelling and pain.

Helps Regenerate Tissue and Promotes Healing: Myrrh can be used for its skin and tissue regenerative properties. A study in Saudi Arabia showed that it was successful in promoting the regeneration of tissue when applied to wounds in a controlled manner. If your pet gets a wound, Myrrh may help their skin regenerate more quickly, and its antimicrobial properties may also help prevent infection at the same time.

Myrrh is an important ingredient with a variety of powerful uses for your favorite four-legged friend. Several Gou Gou Pets products include Myrrh Resin (Mo Yao), such as the following:

  • Joint & Bone Ointment: Great for Injuries affecting the limbs and body; best for short-term care.
  • First Aid Ointment: For minor cuts, abrasions, sores, slow-healing wounds.
  • Joint Inflammation Shampoo (Coming Soon): Best for long-term care of injuries of the limbs and body.

If you missed our post on the benefits of Frankincense, be sure to find out more about how it works.


At Gou Gou Pets, our aim is to promote healthy lives with a sense of balance for years of happiness for your pet. We offer a line of natural pet products that incorporate the best of Eastern and Western methodologies.

We offer a traditional and holistic-infused grooming line, joint/pain management spray and ointments, trauma, wound, and skin care and antioxidant therapy. All made in the USA. Our products are naturally based, gentle, and contain high quality Chinese herbs, essential oils, and aromatic therapy ingredients.

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