In ancient Egypt, Myrrh was burnt as an offering to the Sun-God Ra as the midday sun. It was also burnt in temples of Isis, while in Greece it was considered sacred to Adonis. Today it is usually used as an ingredient of protection and healing incense. Because of its pungent scent it is rarely burnt on its own. Myrrh increases the potency of any incense blend to which it is added.
Since people first came together to honour the Gods and spirits of nature they used gums, resins and fragrant herbs to bring them closer to the divine beings and to give fragrant wings to their prayers. Every culture has their own sacred herbs that are particular to its region, yet, precious incense herbs and gums have also always been traded far beyond their country of origin.