myrtle

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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.