Evergreen bush that can grow up to 4-5 metres high with glossy green leaves, white flowers and small deep blue berries.
The Greeks considered it to be a symbol of love and immortality. Myrtle leaves formed the crowns of winners of early Olympic games.
Myrtle is useful with pulmonary disorders and night sweats. It promotes restful sleep due to its sedative action.
It resembles eucalyptus in some aspects but is more sedative while eucalyptus is more stimulating. It is helpful in fighting excessive moisture, bronchial catarrh and clearing sinusitis. It will help keep infection down.
Myrtle has a regulating effect on the genito-urinary system and helps hemorrhoids, diarrhea and dysentery. It may prove useful and effective with cystitis and ureteritis.
It is helpful with addictions and other dependency problems.