Myrtle Essential Oil

Myrtle Essential Oil

Esther 2:7 says: And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

The Hebrew word Hadassah, Esther’s Hebrew name,means Myrtle. Because the Bible mentions this, she probably used Myrtle during her preparation for its therapeutic qualities of balancing the hormones.

Myrtle is also a treasured herb used in the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles (the Feast of Sukkot mentioned in Nehemiah 8:15 and Zechariah 14:16).

Myrtle is a picture of Elohim Echad, as seen in Deuteronomy 6:4, Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.  Its leaves are in clusters of groups of threes, but all grow from the same point on the stem.  The Hebrew word echad means one comprised of more than one. The leaves of the Myrtle plant are a picture of the Father, Son and Ruach HaKodesh the Holy Spirit as it says in Deuteronomy 6:4.

Therapeutic/Medicinal Uses

The oil of Myrtle is effective for normalizing hormonal imbalances of the thyroid, hypothyroid, and ovaries, as well as soothing the respiratory system.[1]  The therapeutic properties of Myrtle show that it is anti-infectious, a liver stimulant, eases prostate, is a decongestant, and a skin tonic.[2]

Myrtle has been used to help with asthma, sinus and respiratory infections, tuberculosis, hormone imbalances, and hypothyroidism.

Myrtle is very helpful for clearing anger.

Other uses:
1. Rub Myrtle essential oil on stomach and feet to help relieve diarrhea.

2. To help balance hypothyroidism and normalize thyroid, apply Myrtle to the thyroid and the soles of your feet. Dilute with carrier oil and apply at the base of the neck.

3. Use Myrtle in the shower at the first sign of bronchitis.

4. For a cough, add 1 drop of Myrtle to honey.

5. Diffuse Myrtle or apply to throat and chest area for a chronic cough.

6. Apply a drop or two of Myrtle to the soles of your feet for asthma.

7. For sinus and decongestant issues, apply Myrtle to the sides of your nose.

8. Dilute 50% Myrtle with 50% carrier oil and apply 3-4 drops on location for hemorrhoids. (This may sting initially, but will bring relief after a couple of applications.)

9. For children’s chest and cold complaints, dilute Myrtle with carrier oil and apply to the chest area for relief.


[1] Essential Oils Desk Reference.  Essential Science Publishing.  Page 61.

[2] Ibid.