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All in all Myrtle is not very poisonous, only the leaves contain a toxic oil. The symptoms of poisoning are headache, nausea and digestive troubles.
It resembles eucalyptus in some aspects but is more sedative while eucalyptus is more stimulating.
Myrtol is the main active substance of Myrtle and is discharged by the alveoles. In the air passages Myrtol is desinfecting and discharging the mucus. It is used in all inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract and prophylactically to avoid pneumonia.It is helpful in fighting excessive moisture and clearing sinusitis.
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 said to be an effective tonic to the womb, it may halt leucorrhea and aid in loosening congestion of the pelvic organs.
It has an antiseptic and astringent effect on congested skin. This oil will help acne, blemishes and bruises. It may, in some cases, aid in reducing or alleviating the scaling of psoriasis.
It is often helpful with allergies, because it apparently adjusts the mind into tolerance of the psychological component. Its clearing effect can help one gain insight. It can be beneficial in meditation.
It is helpful with addictions and other dependency problems.