"It is primarily used as an antiseptic, also an anti-virus that can kill disease-carrying microorganisms. "
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) is a plant that grows naturally in the Australian coastal regions. Its flowers and fruits can both be eaten, but the leaves are mainly used the most, primarily for health benefits. For example, it is primarily used as an antiseptic, also an anti-virus that can kill disease-carrying microorganisms. It is used to treat allergies and flu-like symptoms like sore throat, headache, fever, as well as muscle cramps and spasms. Lemon Myrtle can be applied to the face too, mostly for warts, cold sores, acne and mulloscum.
"Do not cook the Lemon Myrtle for more than 15 minutes."
Drinking and eating
A lot of people like to drink Lemon Myrtle as a tea. Lemon Myrtle tea is used to treat common viruses that cause cold, and flu. The tea smells and tastes citrusy, but is actually not acidic. The oil contains terpenoid aldehydes,“which can be found in cultivated cotton seeds.” Lemon Myrtle can be used for enhancing flavor of food such as beef, chicken, and rice dishes. Do not cook the Lemon Myrtle for more than 15 minutes. If overcooked, it could develop an unpleasant bitter taste. Lemon Myrtle oil is sometimes found in personal care products. Its scent also helps promote relaxation and better sleep.
"When leaves of Lemon Myrtle are dried at a higher temperature, citral content is higher which could prevent allergies."
How It’s Made / What It’s Made Of
Lemon Myrtle contains up to 98% citral which contains geranial and neral. The oil has antimicrobial properties. When diluted to about 1%, the oil can be absorbed through the skin without damage dealt to the flesh. When leaves of Lemon Myrtle are dried at a higher temperature, citral content is higher which could prevent allergies.
Lemon Myrtle Recipes
Pom Diggity Tea - Black tea, hibiscus, rooibos, lemon myrtle, stevia extract, pomegranate seeds, natural pomegranate flavouring
Steven Smith Meadow Tea - Chamomile, hyssop, rooibos, linden, lemon myrtle, rose petals, and natural flavors
Precious Peach White Tea - Peaches, roman chamomile, sunflower petals, lemon myrtle and rose-hips
Closet Spray - 3 drops Lemon Myrtle + 3 drops Cedarwood + 3 drops Orange + 1 oz Distilled Water