Myrtus, with the common name myrtle, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae, described by Swedish botanist Linnaeus in 1753.
Over 600 names have been proposed in the genus, but nearly all have either been moved to other genera or been regarded as synonyms. The genus Myrtus has three species recognised today:
Distillation Method: Steam Distillation of LeavesMajor Constituents : Eucalyptol, a-pinene,D-Limonene
Appearance : ClearColor : Light yellowOdor : Characteristic, Fruity spicyOptical Rotation [α]D20 : + 0.898°Refractive Index ηD20 : 1.466Specific Gravity : 0.9412
Stability and Storage:Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light.