Botanical name: Myrtus communis
Botanical family: Myrtaceae
Part of plant used: Leaves and bush
Origin: Myrtle originated in North Africa and Iran and is now grown in the Mediterranean.
Description: Penetrating and sweet aroma.
History: Myrtle dates back to early Egyptian, Greek and Roman times where it was known to be an aphrodisiac and was often used as an ingredient for love potions, perfumes and wine.
Properties and Indications:
- Antiseptic for the skin – useful for dermatitis
- Great cleanser and astringent for the skin
- Can help with heavy menstruation – regulating qualities
- Good for asthma and other respiratory disorders – Myrtle is a lot more gentle than Eucalyptus and Cajuput
- Useful for people with a delicate constitution
- Bergamot, Coriander, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Manuka, Niaouli, Rosewood, Rosemary, Thyme, Tea Tree
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