Metaphysical Properties Of Myrtle Leaf
Official Name: Myrtus communis
Deities: Venus, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hathor, Astarte, Ashtoreth, Marian
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Myrtle Leaf
- It has been long considered a lover herb. A chaplet of fresh leaves and flowers are worn on the head while performing love spells is highly appropriate.
- Myrtle is added to all love sachets and spells, especially those designed to keep love alive and exciting.
- Myrtle is also worn to increase fertility, but interestingly enough, it is also worn at weddings by brides to ensure that they do not quickly become pregnant!
- Myrtle wood, when carried, preserves youthfulness.
- A cup of myrtle tea, drunk every three days, will do the same but must be drunk every three days without fail.
- If grown on each side of the house, love and peace will reside within, and it is a lucky plant to grow in window boxes if planted by a woman.
- Myrtle is also used in money spells.
The myrtle plant has been used to treat a variety of respiratory infections, including cough and bronchitis. It is a very good astringent and is used to enhance good digestion and treat urinary tract problems and wound infections. The myrtle is anti-inflammatory and anti-infective; it is used to help speed up the healing processes.
Myrtle has long been associated with Venus and loves magick. Myrtle is also protective. According to folklore, the nymph Daphne escaped being raped by Apollo by turning herself into a myrtle tree with her father's help. According to a 16th-century text on natural magick, blackbirds use myrtle to protect themselves against enchantments.