Sweet Gale (Myrica Gale)
Bayberry, Bog Myrtle, Bois-Sent-Bon, Dutch Myrtle, Galé Odorant, Lorette, Mirto de Brabante, Mirto de Turbera, Myrica gale, Myrique Baumier, Myrte Bâtard, Myrte des Marais, Piment Aquatique, Piment Royal, Poivre du Brabant, Romarin du Nord.
Sweet gale is an herb. The leaves, branches, and wax are used to make medicine.
People take sweet gale for digestion problems.
In Sweden, a strong brew of sweet gale dried bark is used to treat intestinal worms and to relieve itching.
Sweet gale contains ingredients that might help reduce skin redness and swelling (inflammation) and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.
Insufficient Evidence for:
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sweet gale for these uses.
There isn’t enough information available to know if sweet gale leaves and branches are safe. The oil of sweet gale is poisonous.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sweet gale during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for SWEET GALE Interactions.