The berries are antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, aromatic, astringent, carminative, decongestant, hemostatic and tonic and are given in diarrhea and dysentery. They are chewed as an appetite stimulant because they are said to stimulate the gastric function. Also prevent hair loss. It also deodorizes the breath and is useful in bronchitis, pharyngitis and spasmodic coughs as well as in sinusitis. Also useful in hemorrhoids, internal ulceration and rheumatism.
Persistent heartburn. Early research shows that taking myrtle berry extract works as well as a medication called omeprazole for improving symptoms of heartburn. Abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia). Early research shows that taking myrtle fruit syrup during menstruation helps to reduce the amount of blood lost in women with heavy periods.