Smallflower is our in-house, private label brand. We’re thrilled to bring you high quality herbs, home fragrances, gift bundles and more. Our goal is to create a modern apothecary experience by providing unique, hard-to-find personal care items and a compassionate customer experience that mirrors what you’ll find in our brick and mortar store, Merz Apothecary.
Whole Body Balance
Myrtle leaf (Myrtus communis) is a beautiful flowering evergreen shrub that has a long and storied history. It is most known for its association with the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Aphrodite is often portrayed wearing a crown of Myrtle, leading to its use in bridal veils and bouquets to this day. The Myrtle plant spends its days soaking up the sunshine on its native shores of the Mediterranean. Myrtle contains a variety of flavonoids, antioxidants and volatile oils, including eugenol. Myrtle leaf has a very pleasant flavor profile, like a very mild eucalyptus; it can be used like a bay leaf in culinary recipes, ground for spice, or taken as tea. As an herbal tea, Myrtle leaf has been traditionally used to support the immune and respiratory systems, keep hormones and blood sugar balanced, and to help maintain a healthy mind and mood.As we continue to improve our loose herb and tea packaging, you may receive a canister with either label pictured above.
Instructions: Pour one cup of boiling water over one heaping teaspoon of herbs. Steep for four to five minutes, or longer if a stronger taste is desired. Strain and drink.