COMMON NAME Standardized: Lemon Myrtle
BOTANICAL NAME Backhousia citriodora
Our Australian Lemon Myrtle has the most strongly scented and intense of the lemon scented plants. Because of its scent, lemon myrtle is used in making perfumes to laundry detergent, as well as a flavoring in baking, jelly and preserving.
With anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties, this amazingly refreshing lemon flavoured tea has numerous health benefits:
- Natural Antiseptic properties
- Assisting in sore throats and coughs
- High levels of vitamin C
- Relieves cramps, spasms, headaches, rheumatism
- Caffeine free
USES AND PREPARATIONS
- Tea brewing on it own
- Home brew ferments (beer, cider, kombucha, herbal wines)
- Infused in alcohol to make liqueurs or cordials
- Herbal tea blend
- Encapsulation (great for on the go or travelling)
- Meat & seafood marinate
The citral scent from our lemon myrtle is stronger than most other lemon-scented herbs, so it’s advised to use it sparingly as a flavoring.
PRECAUTIONS Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Raw herbs vs powders:
Although powders are easy to take, the therapeutic effects of herbs are unstable (due to higher light & oxygen exposure) and are likely to be lost in the process of creating powdered herbs.
For production of powders, some companies use harsh chemicals in the soaking solvent that can be unsafe for long term use.
Consuming the entire herb, you get its full spectrum of plant chemicals and active ingredients. All our botanical herbs are air dried to retain all of the plants vital ingredients.
Fern & Lily botanical herbs are organic and packed in Australia. Supplying the most potent and highest quality in Australia.
We ship worldwide & can combine postage to save costs.