Effects of Myrtle Essential Oil
on Uncomplicated Sinus Infection
Originally published in German, January 1997
This double-blind study was designed to demonstrate the
importance of allowing drainage of the sinuses as a therapeutic
A study was begun with 331 patients who had acute sinusitis.
291 patients remained with the study. The study was conducted in
16 centers during a 14 day observation period.
The patients were treated for 6 +/- 2 days with Myrtle
Essential Oil, another unnamed Essential Oils or with a placebo.
The results of the study showed that both the Myrtle and other
Essential Oil were significantly superior to the placebo.
The results of this double-blind study support the value of
Essential Oils like Myrtle as an effective treatment in acute
uncomplicated sinus infection instead of antibiotics as a first
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Essential Oils Online #014 by Jim Lynn
Myrtle has been researched by Dr. Daniel Penoel for its effects on hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries. It has also been researched for its soothing effects on the respiratory system. Myrtle may help with chronic coughs and respiratory tract ailments.
How to use:
Apply topically, diffuse, or use in a humidifier. Suitable for use on children.