Arabic Name : Aas, Marseen, Habb al-aas, Haddaas
Bengali Name : Sutra Sowa
Chinese Name : Mu yao
English Name : Myrtle, Common Myrtle, True Myrtle
French Name : Myrte Commun
German Name : Echte Myrte
Gujarati Name : Makali Na Patran
Hindi Name : Murad, Morid, Vilayati Mehendi
Latin name : Myrtus communis Linn.
Persian Name : Tukhme Murad
Punjabi Name : Vilayati Mehendi
Sanskrit Name : Bola
Urdu Name : Habbul Aas
Description : The berries are antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, aromatic, astringent, carminative, decongestant, haemostatic and tonic and are given in diarrhoea and dysentery. They are chewed as an appetite stimulant because they are said to stimulate the gastric function. Also prevent hair loss. It also deodorises the breath and is useful in bronchitis, pharyngitis and spasmodic coughs as well as in sinusitis. Also useful in haemorrhoids, internal ulceration and rheumatism.
Recommended Dosage : 3 to 5 g powder of dried berries.
Contraindication : This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.