Myrtle, Red


Myrtle was regarded as a symbol of “Love & Peace” and was a sacred plant of Goddess Aphrodite. It has been used traditionally for over 400 years primarily for conditions involving the respiratory tract. It’s relative mildness makes it an excellent choice for children’s coughs and as a preventative measure for the elderly against chest infection. Myrtle finds practical use as a vein & lymphatic decongestant, to ameliorate  bladder infection & fibroids and as a component in many nourishing body care products for its lovely aroma and gentle supple action. Myrtle has also been used effectively in cases involving stress, nervous tension, impotence, and frigidity. Susanne Fischer-Rizzi says it is “helpful for people whose body seems draped in a grey brown veil from smoking, drug abuse, or emotions like anger, greed, envy, or fear….it supports those who need to get through dark times and prepare themselves for brighter things ahead”



Red Myrtle- (Myrtus Communis) Origin: MOR Method: Steam distilled w/c Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, expectorant, sedative. Primary Constituents: Oxides (1,8 cineole) ; Esteres (myrtenyl acetate; terpenyl acetate) ; Monoterpenes (a-pinene; iimonene). *Drug interactions: anti-diabetic medication- Tisserand/Young Essential Oil Safety second edition p.358 Table 4.10B

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15ml, 5ml