A pastille combining myrrh tincture, peppermint oil and menthol to treat the upper airway

Oktemer T., Ipci K., MULUK N. B., CİNGİ C.

ENT UPDATES, vol.5, no.3, pp.128-131, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2399/jmu.2015003011
  • Journal Name: ENT UPDATES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-131
  • Keywords: Myrrh tincture, peppermint oil, menthol, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, HUMAN GINGIVAL FIBROBLASTS, EPITHELIAL-CELLS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Myrrh and borax (combined in a tincture) can be used as a mouthwash. Myrrh gum is used to treat indigestion, ulcers, colds, coughs, asthma, lung congestion, arthritis pain, and cancer. Myrrh has been shown to exert analgesic effects on mice in which pain was induced. Myrrh is used as an astringent, antiseptic (to treat inflammed lesions of the throat and mouth), and antispasmodic to treat cancer and infectious disease. In this paper, we review the literature on myrrh tinctures, peppermint oil, and menthol.