Overview

Sweet gale (Myrica gale) is an herb. The leaves, branches, and wax are sometimes used to make medicine.

Sweet gale contains ingredients that might help reduce skin redness and swelling (inflammation) and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.

People use sweet gale for conditions such as intestinal worms and itching, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using sweet gale can also be unsafe.

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