How does Myrtle work?
Myrtle might help fight against fungus and bacteria.
Are there safety concerns?
The oil of myrtle is UNSAFE
. It contains a chemical that can cause asthma-like attacks and lung failure. Myrtle can also cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, blood circulation disorders, and other problems.
There isn't enough information to know if using the leaf and branch of myrtle is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
: It's UNSAFE
to take myrtle by mouth if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don't use it.
: Myrtle is UNSAFE
for children. Even simple facial contact with the oil can cause breathing problems and death in infants and small children.
Dosing considerations for Myrtle.
The appropriate dose of myrtle depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for myrtle. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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