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Merry Christmas: Jesus’ herbal gift may lower high cholesterol

December 23, 2009

The Middle Eastern tree resin, myrrh, a plant forever linked to the
New Testament, may lower cholesterol according to a rat study.

The study, published in a recent issue of the International Journal of
Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, said in conjunction with
other plants, myrrh could boost heart health.

But the researcher, Nadia Saleh Al-Amoudi from King Abd Al-Aziz
University in Saudi Arabia noted more research was needed into the
nutrient traditionally used as a medicinal treatment for sore throats,
congestion, and cuts and burns.

The researcher fed myrrh resin and other plant materials to albino
rats and found that levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol fell and levels of
‘good’ cholesterol went up while the rodents were on the diet.

With gold and frankincense, myrrh was one of the gifts of the Magi as
described in the New Testament.

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