Red Myrrh (archaic spelling: Red Myrrhe) is a kind of myrrh; an aromatic oleoresin (a natural blend of an essential oil and a resin) of a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora.[1]

Red Myrrh has magical properties: 2 drachms of it are a component of Belch Powder.[2][3]


Notes and references

  1. "Myrrh" at Wikipedia
  2. Label Collection book in the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection box set.
  3. The label reads: "of Mummy, Mastick, Red Myrrhe, Olibanum, Ammoniacum, Oppopanax, Bdelium, each ʒii. Vitriol ℔ii. Honey, ℔ii. Tartar ℥1,ſs. Aquavitæ, gal.iii." which uses the apothecaries' system of weights.