Myrtus communis L.

Myrtus communis L.

Chamaephytes

  • Desert
  • Thermophilous plants
  • Myrtaceae
  • Myrtle
  • הדס מצוי
  • hadas matzuy
  • آس
  • ريحان
  • مرسين
  • ياس
  • as
  • marsin
  • reihan
  • yas
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Myrtus communis L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Dermatology Warts Anti-infective

1.Burn tip of a branch & apply to wart

2.Grind leaves with mastica (Mastix) (gum from Pistachia lentisicus) +olive leaves + little salt, mix with olive oil &
apply on and around wart

1.Burn tip of a branch & apply to wart

2.Grind leaves with mastica (Mastix) (gum from Pistachia lentisicus) +olive leaves + little salt, mix with olive oil &
apply on and around wart

Endocrine/ Metabolism Diabetes mellitus Hypoglycemic

Cook leaves in water + leaves of olive & fajan (Ruta bracteosa) & drink

Cook leaves in water + leaves of olive & fajan (Ruta bracteosa) & drink

leaf
Gastrointestinal Abdominal pain Carminative

Decoct leaves/ stems & drink

Decoct leaves/ stems & drink

Stem, leaf
Gastrointestinal Diarrhea, vomiting (good for children) Anti-diarrheal, Anti-emetic

Cook leaves/ seeds + kamon buswifa (Ammodaucus leucotrichus) + inner layers of onion +egg with shell, filter & drink

Cook leaves/ seeds + kamon buswifa (Ammodaucus leucotrichus) + inner layers of onion +egg with shell, filter & drink

leaf, seed
Gastrointestinal Jaundice Hepatic

Mix leaves + tundal (unclear what this is) (Preparation / Admin. not specified)

Mix leaves + tundal (unclear what this is) (Preparation / Admin. not specified)

leaf
Mens Health Virility Aphrodisiac

Cook leaves/ stems in water + butum branches (Pistacia atlantica) & drink

Cook leaves/ stems in water + butum branches (Pistacia atlantica) & drink

Stem, leaf
Nervous system Headache Analgesic

Grind leaves, mix with vinegar, spread over cloth & apply to head

Grind leaves, mix with vinegar, spread over cloth & apply to head

leaf
Ophthalmology Cataract Unspecified

Prepare infusion in water of leaf/seed (or both inclear) of Myrtus. Add grated a'fas, gallnut (Galla halepensis) to infusion & apply liquid to eye

Prepare infusion in water of leaf/seed (or both inclear) of Myrtus. Add grated a'fas, gallnut (Galla halepensis) to infusion & apply liquid to eye

Oral health Strengthen teeth/ stops bleeding (from gums) Anti-infective, Anti-inflammatory

Cook leaves +rose leaves +, grape branches + lentils in water. & gargle

Cook leaves +rose leaves +, grape branches + lentils in water. & gargle

leaf
Respiratory Cough Anti-tussive

Cook myrtle seeds +dried almond shells+ dried figs+ nebat sugar, +brown sugar+ carob + mustard for a long time to obtain jam; eat x1 teaspoon/day mornings

Cook myrtle seeds +dried almond shells+ dried figs+ nebat sugar, +brown sugar+ carob + mustard for a long time to obtain jam; eat x1 teaspoon/day mornings

leaf, seed
Womens Health Menstrual disturbances Unspecified

Mix leaves +honey + cow's bile. Prepare as tampon & insert vaginally

Mix leaves +honey + cow's bile. Prepare as tampon & insert vaginally

leaf