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Rose myrtle fruit

Introduction of Rose myrtle fruit

            Scientific name - Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

The Rose myrtle comes under the evergreen shrub categories of trees, they generally grow to a height of 4-12 m, their leaves are found to have a length of 4-7 cm and a breadth of 2-3.5 cm having a leathery texture and are opposite to each other, obtuse in angle and are acute in the end, green in color in the front part, glossy finish, dark grey or sometimes yellow with hairs in the end, they grow in veins from the bottom containing a widened petiole and fully margined. The flowers are either single or also found in groups with a number of two or sometimes three too, they have a diameter of 2.5-3 cm, The flowers have a maximum of five petals with a trace of white from out containing purplish pink but sometimes fully pink too.

The fruit can be consumed raw with a length of 10-15 mm, globular in shape having three to four cells having capes of calyx lobes in them with soft texture, they have an average of 40-45 seeds with two rows in each of the cells, the seeds are dispersed by means of the birds and animals which have fruits as their source of food. The seeds are produced in large numbers and germination is quick.

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Nutritional Value of Rose myrtle

Energy 47kcal
Moisture 82.5g
Protein .6g
Fat .2g
Minerals .4g
Fiber 5.6g
Carb 10.7g
Calcium 40mg
Phosphorous 15mg
Iron .9mg

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Rose myrtle Essential oil

The Rose Myrtle oil known to be the Australia’s latest and popular essential oil, the smell is extraordinary similar to that of the Lemon Myrtle containing a fruity smell mixed with the smell of a rose. They are not a mixture but original essential oil originating from a merely grown Australia’s plant. They are used as room fresheners used by both men and women too.


The oil is obtained from the steam through the process of distillation, the leaves are used for the process of distillation and also their branches have been used. The plants are domesticated in the regions of northern New South Wales, the height of the plant is maintained to be 4 meters After the process of harvesting which is done by hand, the distillation process must be done as soon as they are harvested for a good quality of Rose Myrtle essential oil.

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Health Benefits of Rose myrtle

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The fruit can be consumed raw and is a very nutritious one also helps in keeping the kidney and liver very healthy, used for the treatment of diabetes and also hepatitis. The plants roots and leaves have many medical applications too. The fruits help in the preparation of jams and also to prepare tarts too. The fruit helps in solving complications of dysentery, diarrhea, Especially the roots and leaves of the plants are used in the treatment of diarrhea, stomach aches and helps in the preparation of tonics to be taken after the child birth, leaves paste helps to heal wounds, the bark of the tree is used widely in tooth blackening and also the eyebrows blackening. As proposed by Wee the leaves are used in China in the form of a pain killer, the roots of the plant help in the treatment of heart burns and finally the seeds aid in the preparation of a tonic which aids digestion and also treatment of snake bites. In the country of Malaysia the various parts of the plants such as the roots, fruits and also the leaves help in curing diarrhea and in the country of Indonesia leaves paste aid in healing the wounds.

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The does not need any complex methods for making it grow , the tree has a normal rate of growth. The domestication needs are common ones which are used in the cultivation of most of the flowering shrubs and fruit trees, another important advantage is that they can be cultivated in the urban areas too.

The plant prefers sun rather than that of shady spots, the plant withstands parts of shade and also in complete sun. The flowering season preferably occurs only when they are small in size and also bears fruit when the tree is small in size as they are shrubs they can be domesticated in a container suitable for high raise garden’s construction. The sunshine must directly fall on the plant for a minimum time of 6 hours which helps the plant for surviving. The plant mostly blossoms in the colder climatic conditions and also in the rainy seasons in the regions of Singapore.

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The plants reproduction majorly takes place by means of stem-cuttings, this process is known to be very quick other than growing by the process of germination. The outcomes of the pruning method aids in the method of propagation.

The maintenance cost for the plant is very less since the attacks of the pests and also other diseases never happens, the plants are sometimes affected by the bugs which are easily removed with the help of alcohol by applying on it and also a solution prepared from neem oil which is prepared under certain rules provided by the manufacturer.


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