Uses Of Myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by holm
January 23, 2000
What are the medical/herbalist/homeopathic uses of myrtle leaves?

Answer from NGA
January 23, 2000
Myrtle is native to the Mediterranean region and is mainly cultivated for the extraction of its essential oil. Used in ancient Greece, the astringent, tonic and antiseptic properties of its leaves are used to heal wounds, or internally to remedy disorders of the digestive and urinary systems. The essential oil is antiseptic and anti-catarrhal, and is used to treat chest ailments.

MAIN PROPERTIES: Antiseptic, astringent, expectorant.

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