Why did the wise men bring frankincense and myrrh?

What are Frankincense and Myrrh

Open Quote We all know the wise men carried frankincense and myrrh, but what are they? ‘Both come from tree resin and were used for healing wounds due to their anti-bacterial properties,’ says Medical Herbalist Lucy Stephens from revaclinic.com. ‘Research has focused on frankincense and the treatment of osteoarthritis through its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects. Myrrh is a strong antiseptic used for ear and throat infections, as well as an anti-fungal for infections such as athlete’s foot. Close Quote