Myrtle | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs

Myrtle

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Myrtle has been used as a medicinal plant since the Romans employed it for urinary and respiratory ailments and the Egyptians for nervous afflictions. Nowadays its essential oil is used for bronchial complaints.



Myrtle is associated with Venus and Aphrodite, and its leaves were the crowns of victors in the Ancient Greek Olympics.