Family : Myrtaceae
Habitat : Native to North Africa, it now grows freely all over the Mediterranean region; it is also cultivated as a garden shrub throughout Europe .The oil is mainly produced in Corsica, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, Yugoslavia and France.
Part of plant used : Leaves and twigs
Method of extraction : Steam Distilled
Odour : Fresh & Sweet Camphoraceous odour
Dosha effect of oil : Vatta, Pitta and Kapha
Skin Care : Athlete’s Foot, chapped and cracked skin, eczema, mature complexions, ringworm, wounds, wrinkles.
Respiratory System: Asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis-‘Because of its relative mildness, this is a very suitable oil to use for children’s coughs and chest complaints.
Immune System: Colds, ’flu, infectious disease.
Myrtle is thought to have a cleansing effect on the emotional body
Mind/Emotions : Calming and tranquilizing on the mind.
Safety Data : Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.