AUSTRALIAN LEMON MYRTLE ORGANIC Backhousia citriodora
A native Australian herb, Lemon Myrtle is indigenous to the coastal and sub-tropical Queensland rain forest. The tree itself can grow as much as 8 metres high.
This delightful herb with the unmistakably delicious aroma has many diverse uses and applications.
Citral is the main essential oil in Lemon Myrtle and the concentration found in the leaves is extremely high - up to 90-98%.
In fact, Australian Lemon Myrtle is known to be the world's richest source of citral.
Citral properties and benefits include:
- acts as an anti-fungal
- has anti-bacterial properties
- high in antioxidants
- boosts the immune system
- may assist indigestion and other gastrointestinal disorders
- used as an inhalant for relief of colds, congestion and flu
- calmative and sedative
Lemon Myrtle is an extremely popular herb used in cooking and in a variety of cuisines, it's essential oil is used in aromotherapy and it's also used as an ingredient in many personal care products such as soaps, bath scrubs, lip balm etc.
This herb can be infused into water, milk, alcohol or oil.
To brew as a tea, infuse in boiling water for 5-7mins
Our beautiful Australian lemon myrtle is 100% Certified Organic
Consume in moderation. If you are under 18, pregnant or nursing, elderly, on medication or suffering from a medical condition, we advise that you consult your doctor/medical practitioner prior to consuming this herbal tea. It is your duty of care to seek professional medical advice before relying only on the benefits of herbs/teas for health purposes.