Overview

Myrtle is a plant. The fruit, leaves, and branches are used to make medicine.

People take myrtle for treating lung infections including bronchitis, whooping cough, and tuberculosis. They also take it for bladder conditions, diarrhea, persistent heartburn, heavy periods, yeast infections, and worms.

Myrtle is used on the skin for warts and in the mouth for canker sores and thrush.

Myrtle is used in the vagina for the sexually transmitted infection, human papillomavirus (HPV).

How does it work ?

Myrtle might help fight against fungus and bacteria. Some chemicals in myrtle might help to decrease inflammation.

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