Know the benefits of Kayphal (Myrtle)

December 12, 2020 Lifestyle Diseases 928 Views

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Benefits of Kayphal (Myrtle)

Commonly known as Kayphal and Myrtle, Myrtus communis is a plant with enormous health benefits. Kayphal has a number of applications in Ayurvedic medicines. Kayphal balances hormonal levels in the body and improves the immune system. It helps the body fight infections and prevents the threat of kidney related diseases and cancer. Let us look into the detailed information about Kayphal.

  • What is Kayphal? 
  • What is the nutritional importance of Kayphal?
  • What are the benefits of Kayphal? 
  • What are the Side-effects of Kayphal?

What is Kayphal?

Kayphal is one of the oldest plants that are cultivated in the country due its medicinal importance. The plant resembles a tree around 4 to 5 meter tall. The leaves and the bark of the tree are useful to produce medicinal oil. The oil is used in the treatment if several ailments. Next, let us look into the details of the nutritional content of kayphal. (Read more- The benefits of Ashwagandha)

What is the nutritional importance of Kayphal? 

Kayphal is rich in a number of essential nutrients. It contains organic compounds that have medicinal properties. Kayphal plant is usually called a plant with miraculous health impacts. Consuming Kayphal strengthens the body. (Read about- What are the benefits of Ginger)

What are the benefits of Kayphal? 

Kayphal has a lot of health benefits:

  • Nourishes the heart: Kayphal is known to keep the heart healthy. It reduces the bad cholesterol level in the body. Kayphal reduces the risk of heart diseases. (Read about- What causes heart problems
  • Enhances the immune system: Kayphal safeguards the body against infections and diseases. The nutritional content of Kayphal strengthens the body by improving the immunity. (Read more- How to enhance the immune system)
  • Effective in cancer treatment: Kayphal is rich in antioxidants, myricetin and catechin. These nutrients help the body fight the cancerous cells. Studies show that Kayphal is beneficial for prostate cancer and breast cancer. The symptoms of cancer must not be neglected and a doctor must be consulted immediately to get the treatment as early as possible. (Read more- The treatment of breast cancer)
  • Controls diabetes: Diabetes can never be treated completely, but it can be controlled. Diabetes is of two types: Type 1 and Type 2. Kayphal is effective to treat both the types of diabetes. It reduces the blood sugar plasma, but must be taken only after consulting a doctor. (Read about- The causes of diabetes)
  • Improves the skin texture: Kayphal is known to beautify the skin by flushing out toxins and radicals. Kayphal oil contains antioxidants that reduce acne and improves the skin quality. (Read more- How to maintain a healthy skin during monsoon)

What are the Side-effects of Kayphal? 

Kayphal has a number of health benefits, but uncontrolled consumption may lead to the following consequences:

  • Excessive consumption of Kayphal may cause stomachache and indigestion. 
  • Using a mixture of Kayphal oil and other oils is recommended. 
  • Kayphal has harmful effects on the health of pregnant women. Therefore, they must avoid Kayphal. (Read about- Benefits of Ovulation Test)

If you experience any health issue related to the consumption of Kayphal, contact a General Physician immediately.

Our aim is to provide information about ailments. We do not recommend any kind of medicine, treatment or surgery. Contact a doctor for an advice.


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