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Myrtle (Farmed)

Botanical Name:  Myrtus communis

Botanical Family:  Myrtaceae

Place of Origin:  Morocco

Methods of Extraction:  The oil is distilled from the young leaves, the twigs and flowering tops.

Scent:  Pleasant clear fresh aroma with a touch of minty camphor scent.



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This large bush, or small tree, is native to North Africa, but grows freely all around the Mediterranean and as a cultivated garden plant throughout most of Europe. It grows up to 4 meters in height. 

Myrtle is a pleasant, clear and fresh aroma resembling Eucalyptus but more delicate and less penetrating. With antiseptic and bactericidal properties that have been used for respiratory and urinary infections since the ancient Greeks. It is also known as a traditional herb of protection.

Properties:  anticatarrhal, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, decongestant, expectorant, sedative, tonic

Aromatherapy Applications:  astringent, antiseptic, vulnerary, decongestant, bronchial infections, respiratory support, insecticide, oily and acne skin, haemorrhoids.

Mind & Body:  

Aromatherapist Recommendations:

Used in small amounts, it is slightly sedative, unlike the stimulant Eucalyptus, so it is a good choice for use in inhalations or burners at night.

Main Theraputic Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antispasmodic, Immune tonic.

Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.

Chakra: Heart & Sacral.

Chinese Element: Metal.


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