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Sweet Gale (Myrica gale) Essential Oil

Sweet Gale (Myrica gale) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Myrica gale
English Name : Sweet Gale, Bog Myrtle
French Name : Myrique baumier
Family : Myricaceae
Origin : Canada

History and Origin

 Sweet Gale presents a very vast geographical distribution in North America. Sweet gale grows easily in the shrubby border of flood plains of the lakes and rivers, where it forms large populations. It is a perennial small-sized shrub with curved branches leaning over the water. Native Americans used it to preserve food, to prepare dye and in fumigations to keep mosquitoes away. They also prepared a diuretic decoction with branches.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Twigs and leaves
Extraction : Steam distillation
Main Components : Myrcene, limonene, a-phellandrene, ß-caryophyllene, germacrone, ß-selinene, germacrene-B, para-cymene, a-pinene, 1-8 cineol
Oil Characteristics : Transparent liquid slightly yellow that might gel at room temperature. The smell is deep and very subtile, it draws attention. Sweet gale is a perfume in itself.
Properties : Mucolytic+, pulmonary antiseptic, anticatarrhal
Indications : Catarrhal pulmonary infections+

Energetic and Emotional Effect

According to Native traditions, the oil has the power to provide lucid dreams.

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Safety Data and Contraindications

Avoid use in pregnant women, children and babies; contains neurotoxic and abortive components.


Main components

Monoterpenes: Sabinene (30% to 60%), beta-pinene (30% to 60%), limonene (15% to 40%), camphene (15% to 40%), alpha-pinene (15% to 40%), delta-3-carene (10% to 30%), myrcene (3% to 7%)

Monoterpene Ketone: Alpha-thujone (30% to 60%)

Sesquiterpene: Germacrene D (15% to 40%)

Monoterpene Ester: Geranyl acetate (10% to 30%)

Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • MARIE VICTORIN, La Flore Laurentienne, Gaëtan Morin Éditeur.
  • LAWLESS, Julia, The Illustraded Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Element.
  • MOERMAN, Daniel E., Native American Ethnobotany, Timber Press.