Myrtle

(USAN)

💊 Chemical information

Arrayán; Mirto; Myrte.
CAS — 8008-46-6 (myrtle oil); 8002-55-9 (myrtol).
NOTE. Distinguish from Myrtillus, from Vaccinium myrtillus.

💊 Profile

Myrtle (Myrtus communis, Myrtaceae) has been included in herbal preparations for cough. Myrtle oil is obtained from the leaves and twigs. Myrtle oil is included in preparations for disorders of the upper respiratory tract and is used in aromatherapy. The term myrtol has been used to describe an extract of myrtle, standardised on its content of α-pinene, d-limonene, and cineole. It is used for respiratory-tract disorders.
1. Matthys H, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of myrtol standardized in acute bronchitis. A multi-centre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel group clinical trial vs. cefuroxime and ambroxol. Arzneimittelforschung 2000; 50: 700–11.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Austria: Gelomyrtol; Ger.: Gelomyrtol; Gr.: Gelomyrtol; Hong Kong: Gelomyrtol; Neth.: Gelodurat; Thai.: Gelomyrtol. Multi-ingredient: Austria: Tetra-Gelomyrtol; Braz.: Broncopinol†; Fr.: Acarcid†; Nazinette du Docteur Gilbert; Pectoderme†; Ger.: Tetra-Gelomyrtol; Spain: Trophires†.
Published May 08, 2019.