Myrtle, Common Essential Oil
Latin Name: Myrtus communis L.
Part of plant: Leaves
Aroma Character: Spicy with camphorous & eucalyptus notes
Blends Well with: Lemon, Neroli, Cypress
Myrtle, Common Properties: Antiseptic for ailments of respiratory and urinary tract; sooths, anti-bacterial, prevents fermentation; astringent; hemostatic; anti-spasmodic; reduces blood congestion in veins and lymph vessels.
Myrtle, Common Indications: Aliments of respiratory tract, colds, bronchitis; spasmic enterocolitis; bladder inflammation, urethra inflammation; hemorrhoids, varicose veins, enlarged lymph nodes.
Myrtle, Common Main Components: 1-8-cineole, alpha-pinene, azulene, humulene, dihydroazulene, linayl acetate, myrtenyl acetate.
Myrtle, Common Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosage.
Myrtle, Common is a large bush or small tree with many tough but slender branches, a brownish red bark and small sharp pointed leaves. It has flowers followed by small black berries; both the leaves and flowers are very fragrant.
Myrtle, Common is a pale yellow or orange liquid with a clear, fresh, camphoraceous, sweet herbaceous scent similar to Eucalyptus.