Myrtle is a sacred plant and a natural remedy
Myrtle has long been considered a sacred plant. The name comes from the word “peace”. Wreaths of this plant were worn by national heroes and winners. This plant has numerous medicinal properties and a wide range of applications at home.
For the ancient Romans, myrtle (Latin Myrtus) was a symbol of great love, fidelity and respect because it was considered the tree of the goddess Venus. The tree of this plant therefore grew around the castle of the goddess Venus. Some Baltic peoples have their own tradition where every girl should grow a myrtle tree and put a wreath of the branches of this tree on her head on the wedding day.
This plant grows in the Mediterranean area. It is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 5 meters. At home, this tree can grow up to 2 meters. During the fourth or fifth year of life, beautiful and small flowers with a wonderful scent and creamy-white color bloom on the tree. The fruits are round black beans that are used as a spice. The leaves, flowers and fruits contain aromatic essential oil. This oil was once used in the preparation of perfumes. Today it is used in the preparation of soaps, shampoos and creams. Myrtle is used in folk medicine Due to the essential oil this plant has medicinal properties.
Health benefits of myrtle:
- Products with myrtle have antibacterial and binding properties (they absorb poorly by binding to themselves and thus expel them from the body).
- Helps in fast wound healing, stops bleeding, has anticancer, antitoxic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects.
- Myrtle prevents sweating.
- During the inflammatory condition of the ear, it stops the swelling of pus.
- Due to gynecological diseases it stops bleeding.
- Myrtle has a tonic effect on muscles. Therefore, they are used in case of colon and uterine prolapse.
- This plant strengthens the heart and eliminates heart disorders, which is why it is useful against arrhythmias.
In Egypt, where the myrtle tree grows, small rings are made. These little rings are placed on the little toes. This balances the fluid balance. It normalizes the processes of water and salt exchange related to the tumor of the mucous membrane.
It is useful to grow this plant at home. It brings good energy, has a positive impact on the relations between the family. Myrtle should not be placed in the bedroom as it can cause insomnia. This plant requires a lot of light and abundant watering. Frequent spraying with water is recommended.
Using the plant
The plant has binding properties and is used due to inflammatory diseases of the stomach and intestines (gastritis and colitis). Anti-inflammatory properties are effective against diseases of the throat, liver, bladder and prostate. The antiviral effect is significant against herpes. The healing liquid with myrtle is applied orally – gauze with a soaked plant is applied on the outside. Herbal liquid can also be drunk. Myrtle is used against many skin diseases (dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, lichen, treatment of blisters, cuts and burns due to its contribution to faster wound healing and skin toning. Myrtle is effective against headaches and migraines due to its analgesic properties. The head is wrapped in a cloth soaked in myrtle herbal fluid. herbal fluid is taken one tablespoon of raw material with one cup of boiling water.The ability of kirta to stop bleeding is used against gynecological diseases and during coughing up the blood. liquid and apply drops or compresses at the same time. and with one cup of boiling water. Cover the bowl so that the healing essential oils do not evaporate. Leave for an hour and then strain. Drink a third of a glass before meals and drip into the eyes (3 to 4 drops about 4 to 6 times a day in each eye, sweetening with eye medications with honey).
Myrtle is a great cosmetic
Myrtle oil for hair care at home: Pour about 50 grams of fresh or dried myrtle branches with 500 ml of olive oil. Cook for two hours on steam. Leave overnight The obtained medicine should not be squeezed, ie. let the branches remain in the oil. Myrtle oil is rubbed into the hair root. Strengthens hair, helps rats hair and removes dandruff. The oil also slows down the appearance of gray hair. In some cases, gray hair after rubbing may even regain dark hair color.
Myrtle oil is used to treat hemorrhoids. Put a cotton swab soaked in oil in the rectum and keep for about 2 hours. Myrtle is used for diseases of the thyroid gland (hyperfunction). Then pour 50 grams of raw materials with half a liter of good quality brandy. Leave for 3 weeks in a dark place. Shake occasionally. Take 15 to 20 drops three times a day with water.
Myrtle preparations at home:
Medicinal liquid – one tablespoon of mouthwash
branch pour 220 ml of water. Cook covered in a low heat for about half an hour. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain.
Myrtle syrup – pour one tablespoon of a branch of a plant with leaves with one glass of water. Let the mixture boil. Add 120 g of sugar and bring the mixture to the boil again. Remove the stove. Leave covered and strain. Myrtle syrup can be used for a long time. Take one teaspoon three times a day. This syrup is recommended against ulcers in the ears, intestines and other places. The syrup helps against chest and lung diseases.
From the beans of this plant can be made a delicious and medicinal dessert. Berries, flowers and leaves are added to salads and used as a spice.
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