Myrtle Essential Oil
Fresh, fruity, light camphoric aroma. Aromatherapy that is good for relaxing, is astringent - good for oily skin. Increases blood flow to muscles, has a mild painkilling effect. Anti-infectious, mucolytic; use for respiratory tract infection. Beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal conditions, chronic coughs, colds, flu and infectious diseases. Good for skin and hair. A biblical essential oil, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances and its soothing effects when inhaled. This is red myrtle essential oil, a therapeutic-grade oil.
"Myrtle was used in various ceremonies in biblical times that involved purification from ritual uncleanness. Today, myrtle can be used to balance hormones, soothe the respiratory system, battle colds and flu, and treat asthma, bronchitis, coughs, and skin conditions (including acne, psoriasis, and blemishes)." from The Maker's Diet, by Jordan S. Rubin
Myrtle oil, Morocco: The aroma is herbal and penetrating with clean rich camphor notes. It has lingering though moderate sweetness and remarkable complexity. This oil has tremendous potential in aromatherapy, particularly with respiratory blends. Natural components include pinene, camphene, cineol, dipentene, myrthenol, and geraniol.
Myrtle essential oil, Morocco: The aroma is herbal and penetrating with clean rich camphor notes. It has lingering though moderate sweetness and remarkable complexity. This oil has tremendous potential in aromatherapy, particularly with the respiratory blends for bronchitis, coughs, hypothyroidism, insomnia, decongestant, respiratory tract ailments, sinus infection, and tuberculosis. Myrtle has also been used for anger, asthma, cystitis, diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia, flatulence, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalances, infections and infectious diseases, pulmonary disorders, skin conditions such as acne, blemishes, bruises, oily skin, psoriasis, and sinusitis. Its fragrance has been known to be elevating and euphoric. Natural components include pinene, camphene, cineol, dipentene, myrthenol, and geraniol.
The health benefits of Myrtle Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, expectorant and sedative.
Myrtle Essential Oil is obtained through steam distillation of flowers as well as leaves and stem of Myrtle, called Myrtus Communis in the botanical world. Its main constituents are Cineol, Myrtenol, Pinene, Myrtenyl Acetate, Geraniol, Linalool, Camphene and Borneol.
This plant Myrtle has a lot to tell you of ancient Greece, as it were associated with Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. Further, the brave soldiers, athletes and nobles were honored with its leaves. But that was not all. It was priced due to its medicinal properties too. Let us see what ancient Greeks found in it that can benefit us too.
* Antiseptic: This property makes Myrtle Essential Oil a suitable application on wounds and ulcers. It does not let microbes infect the wounds.
* Astringent: If used in mouthwash, it makes the gums to contract and fasten their hold on teeth. If ingested, it makes the tracts and muscles to contract. Further, it contracts and pulls up the skin and helps diminish wrinkles. It can also help stop hemorrhage by making the blood vessels to contract.
* Deodorant: It drives away odor. It can be used in incense sticks, burners, fumigants and vaporizers as room fresheners as well as can be used as body deodorants and perfumes. It has no side effects such as itches, irritations or patches on skin and is not harsh on the skin either.
* Expectorant: This property of Myrtle Oil drives away phlegm, clears congestion of nasal tracts, bronchi and lungs resulting from cold and gives good relief from coughing.
* Sedative: The essential oil of Myrtle relaxes and sedates. This property gives relief from tension, stress, annoyance, anger, distress and depression as well as from inflammations, irritations and allergies.
* Nervine: It maintains stability of nerves and does not let you go nervous over small issues every now and then. It is beneficial against nervous and neurotic disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, shaking limbs, fear, vertigo, anxiety etc.
* Aphrodisiac: Perhaps this is why this oil is related to Goddess Aphrodite. It works very well on problems such as impotency, frigidity, erectile dysfunctions, loss of libido etc.
* Anti-Catarrhal: This makes it counter accumulation of phlegm and catarrh in the respiratory tracts. This property also checks formation of mucus and gives relief from coughs and trouble in breathing etc.
* Disinfectant: Myrtle Essential Oil inhibits infections, being a bactericidal, germicidal, fungicidal and antiviral. It also helps cure infections in stomach and intestines and helps stop diarrhea.
* Other Benefits: It can be used for skin care and against hemorrhoids, acne or pimples, cystitis, infections in the urinary tract and chronic problems like leucorrhoea etc. Effective against chest infections in babies and elderly people.
In Ayurveda it is seen as a treatment for cerebral infections, most notably epilepsy.
Safety: No potent threat.
Blending: Myrtle Essential Oil blends with a whole range of essential oils such as Benzoin, Bergamot, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Ho Wood, Hyssop, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Clary Sage, Coriander, Melissa, Rosewood and Ylang-Ylang oil.
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