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October 1, 2012 / martinezyoga

Wake Up! Smell the…

Myrtle – Myrtus communis

Aroma – Fresh, camphoraceous, spicy, floral-herbaceous

Parts Used – Leaves and twigs. In some places, the flowers, which are highly fragrant, are also used.

Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Therapeutic Properties – Antiseptic, astringent, expectorant

Interesting Facts – The ancient Persians regarded myrtle as a holy plant. Myrtle was a symbol of love and peace to the Jews and the Greeks regarded it as sacred.

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