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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.