Myrtus communis L
Plantpart: Young leaves and flowers
Collected: In the hills near Elos, Kissamos
Myrtus oil is used with great benefit on de-vitalised, irritated and inflamed skin as well as in case of acne and generally problematic skin. Even though it is especially recommended for oily skin, it can be used on all skin types since its action being mainly balancing and revitalising. Because of its sedative qualities, it is a good remedy in cases of insomnia and nervous conditions. It is especially recommended for children and older people in cases of respiratory afflictions, chronic lung conditions, colds, infections and bronchial catarrh. A few drops of oil can be used as a spice for meat dishes.