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Myrtle

Goya Botanicals - Myrtle (Myrtus communi

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Myrtus communis L.

Myrtaceae

True Myrtle, green myrtle

South-West Turkey

Wild harvested

Steam distillation

Gökova, Turkey

September 2021

Leaves

1 year

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Description

Goya Botanicals Myrtle Hydrosol (hydrolat or floral water) is obtained naturally during the first half of unpressurised steam distillation process of myrtle, which grows wild in the mountains of south-west Turkey. It is 100% natural, pure, undiluted, free from any preservatives, alcohol and emulsifiers. It contains approximately 0.05% to 0.30% myrtle essential oil. Goya Botanicals Myrtle Hydrosol has a fresh and floral aroma with 1,8-cineole and α-terpineol as major components.

Uses & Benefits

Myrtle hydrosol is used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes. It can be used as a prophylactic for seasonal bronchitis and chest infections. As a mucolytic, decongestant and expectorant, it helps to calm chesty coughs and congested sinuses. Along with cornflower, Roman and German chamomile, myrtle is one the four hydrosols that is recommended as an eyewash(1). Furthermore, scientific researches have proved that it also has antibacterial properties(2).

GC/MS Analysis & Technical Data Sheet

The GC/MS analysis of this myrtle hydrosol batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic hydrosol of Myrtus communis L. Essential oil composition is similar with myrtle hydrosol. No contamination, adulteration, ethyl alcohol or preservative has been detected.

References & Disclaimer

  1. Catty, S. (2001). Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, p. 117. Healing Arts Press.

  2. Bilge, N., Vatansever, L., Güven, A., Gulmez, M. (2008). Antibacterial Activity of Some Turkish Plant Hydrosols. Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi, 14, 205-209.

Although hydrosols (hydrolat or floral water) do not have as much powerful effects as essential oils, they might have strong chemical and biological effects. The statement above is for information purposes only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition. Goya Botanicals shall not be responsible for any harm resulting from the use of or reliance upon this information.

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