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myrtle (murˑ·tl),

n Latin name:
Myrtus communis; parts used: leaves, seeds; uses: congestive respiratory conditions, urinary infections, anthelmintic, astringent, antiinflammatory, antihyperglycemic; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, liver conditions, gastrointestinal inflammation, diabetes mellitus, anti-diabetic medication, medicines metabo-lized by cytochrome P-450. Also called
bridal myrtle, common myrtle, Dutch myrtle, Jew's myrtle, mirth, or
Roman myrtle.
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Myrtus communis (myrtle) is well known in Iran and medicinally believed to have several therapeutic properties such as antioxidant (Yadegarinia et al.
He was born May 7, 1930, in Portland to Myrtus and Audrey Stewart Mumbach.
Myrtus 'Tarentina' is not only a compact little shrub with pungent white flowers from July to September, it is also evergreen and carries black, peppery berries into the winter.
Both the Ancient Greeks and Romans saw myrtle, or myrtus, as being sacred to their goddesses of love.
INCI name: Water and hydrolyzed myrtus communis leaf extract
Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Myrtus communis.
Olea laperrinii, an endemic related to the Mediterranean Olea europaea, occurs in the Ahaggar and Air mountains; and Myrtus nivelli, an endemic related to the Mediterranean Myrtus communis, occurs at the Ahaggar and Tibesti mountains (Maire 1933, 1940; Quezel 1965).
Elfellah MS, Akhter MH, Khan MT (1984) Anti-hyperglycaemic effect of an extract of Myrtus communis in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice.
This is in agreement with Akbari and Salehi [1] for Symphoricarpus, Khosh-Khui and Bassiri [4] for Myrtus commiunis L.