WHAT IS LEMON MYRTLE?

DISCOVER LEMON MYRTLE!

A little bit of history!  

This rare "super-tree" has been around since 1853. English botanist James Backhouse discovered Lemon Myrtle in the sub-tropical rain forest of south-east Queensland, Australia. He named it Backhousia Citriodora. Lemon Myrtle has long been used by indigenous Australians for a range of purposes- Sucking on them provided both hydration and a boost of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The disease-fighting high-antimicrobial properties in the leaves were released by chewing them or crushing them into a paste. The paste was then rubbed into sores and boils. The leaves were also burnt to release their insect-repelling properties. Lemon Myrtle leaves have also been traditionally used to flavour food.

Why is Lemon Myrtle good for you?

 

 

 

 




The  strong, citrus fragrant leaves hold highly concentrated super powers. They contain the highest, strongest, purest, source of natural Citral on earth. Citral is the fragrant liquid present in limes, lemons, oranges etc. There is 90-98% of Citral contained within the essential oils of the Lemon Myrtle leaf (compared to less than 10% in a lemon). Citral contains powerful antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which are even superior to tea tree. Lemon Myrtle is a good source of Lutein- a vitamin that plays and important role in eye health. An excellent source of folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and essential oils, minerals and acids including zinc, magnesium, Iron, Omega 3, 6 and also contains an exceptional, vegan source of calcium. To top it all, Lemon Myrtle is bursting with antioxidants, these antioxidants provide comprehensive protection from oxidative stress, as well as other health benefits. 

The high concentration of Citral found in these miracle leaves holds the key to amazing health benefits. 

+ Skin    Powerful Citral naturally clears the
skin of acne and blemishes- It rids the body of toxins and washes away dirt and grime from the skin with its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Antioxidants   Superior Antioxidant capacity - Helping to fight free radicals caused by stress, alcohol, cigarettes and pollution - protecting the skin from breaking down and ageing.

+ Cellulite     Lemon Myrtle has shown to support the healthy growth of connective tissues to reduce the appearance of cellulite and prevent it from returning. Also known for supporting the growth of lean muscle tissue, which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite from the source.

+ Anti- inflammatory  Reducing inflammation in the body

+ Strengthen Capillaries   Reducing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. 

+ Detox/ weight loss   Citral detoxifies the body by increasing the quantity and frequency of urination. This helps to clean the liver, kidneys, pancreas and bladder as well as flushing out excess cholesterol, toxic substances and fats from the body.

+ Headaches/ fevers    Effective painkiller

+ Fevers/ coughs/ colds   Lemon myrtle has a reputation as a powerful antiseptic and anti-virus agent that can destroy disease-carrying microorganisms.

+ Non-acidic     Alkalises the body.

+ Digestion   Promotes proper digestion of food, which makes it an ideal remedy for bloating, indigestion and gas.

+ Stress and sleep     Produces a calming and relaxing effect, which aids with sleep and helps us cope with everyday stress, anxiety and nervous tension.

+ Promoting healthy immune system    Its a highly potent antioxidant that can boost the immune system, whilst antibacterial properties help fight infection.

+ Enhance concentration     Lemon Myrtles strong scent is said to clear the mind and improve concentration.

+ Depression   Calms, comforts, uplifts and generates a overall feeling of well-being.

+ Fatigue    Boost energy  

 

 How to use Lemon Myrtle!

Lemon Myrtle can be added as a flavor to just   about anything! Its up to you, get creative! Here are  a few of our favourite ways....

Brewing Herbal Tea

Infuse 1/2 teaspoon of lemon myrtle in 250mls of boiled filtered water for 2-3 mins.

Iced Tea

Infuse 1/2 teaspoon of lemon myrtle in 250mls of boiled filtered water for 2-3 mins.

Add extra cold water and lots of ice.

Lemon Myrtle Cordial

Brew a strong tea. Infuse 1 teaspoon of lemon myrtle in 250ml of boiled filtered water for 3-4 mins. Place liquid in the refrigerator. 

Add lemon myrtle cordial to soda water, filtered water, coconut water, cocktails.

Cooking 

Infuse lemon myrtle into sweet or savoury dishes 

Bath Soak

Add 1 tablespoon of lemon myrtle to your hot bath and enjoy the soothing essential oils.