Myrtle Myrtus communis  Essential Oil Information

Myrtus communis

Myrtle Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Myrtus communis

Green myrtle

Corsica, Spain, Morocco, Italy, France

Leaves, branches








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Pale  yellow

Thin

Medium








Fragrance

Sweet, slightly camphorous with a bit of floral undertones












Benefits

Normalizes hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries. Treats asthma, chronic bronchitis and coughs, plus sore throat. Historically used to treat diarrhea and dysentery, as well as lung and bladder infections















Blends Well With

Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Palma Rosa, Rosewood, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme














Constituents

Cineol, myrtenol, pinene, geraniol, linalool, camphene.













Properties

Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Emetic, Narcotic, Sedative, Stimulant (liver)















Safety

Generally safe, plus a good choice for use with children when diluted





















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