What ARE frankincense and myrrh? Prescription drugs?

Adoration of the Wise Men by Murillo
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Check out the Doc Gurley article at SFGate on the seasonal topic of holidays and health – titled Frankincense and Myrrh: The Wise Men brought…healthcare?

“As carols waft throughout the malls, your ever-curious child, or ever-cynical teen, may be asking, “just what the heck are frankincense and myrrh anyways? Other than a good name for a rock band, that is.”

Read it for some fun medical tidbits to help answer those questions, and then pass the info along to those who might get a kick out of a bit of historical medical insight.

Because, when it comes to wise gifts, only one thing’s for sure. Health is definitely the best gift of all. Here’s wishing you peace and wellth this holiday season.

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