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Work in some drops of essential oil of myrtle under the sole of the feet, thorax and sides of the neck, morning and evening for a week.
5 to 10 drops of essential oil of myrtle, 10 ml of neutral plant oil. Dilute the essential oil in the carrier oil. Apply a few drops on the haemorrhoids.
1 drop of essential oil of myrtle on a handkerchief stops the coughing fit of smokers.
Pour 2 drops of essential oil of cineol green myrtle in a teaspoon of honey or on a neutral tablet and swallow.
Repeat three to four times daily.
Dilute 10 to 12 drops of essential oil of myrtle in 10 ml of neutral carrier oil, apply on the legs from bottom to top starting by the sole of the feet.
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In the Antiquity myrtle was dedicated to Venus-Aphrodite, probably due to its exquisite fragrance, and in Greece the bridal crowns were made with myrtle. Ovid tells us in his Fasti or Book of days, that the goddess of love was drying her dripping hair when she was surprised by a group of satyrs and she escaped their lascivious curiosity by wrapping herself in myrtle. She had a crown of myrtle the day of the famous beauty contest among the three goddesses, when she received the apple from the shepherd Paris. The plant was commonly used in medicine, and its berries were ground and used to prepare plasters and salves. Pliny recommended it "to cure bad mouth odour, a very embarrassing inconvenience" and it is still used for this purpose in Morocco.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.