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Origin of Lemon Myrtle:
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is an Australian native tree, indigenous to the coastal, sub-tropical rainforests of Queensland Australia.

Lemon Myrtle plant family:
Myrtaceae

Used plant part:
The leaves of the Australian Lemon Myrtle are used.

Properties of Australian Lemon Myrtle:

Australian Lemon Myrtle is the world's richest known natural source of citral (90-98%).
Laboratory research has concluded the citral essential oils contained in Lemon Myrtle leaf to be highly anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. The Australian Lemon Myrtle has also been discovered to be extremely efficacious as an anti-fungal remedy.

Lemon Myrtle is caffeine free and non-acidic.
(Refer Report page taken from 'Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism Vol 3 (3) 1991.)

Lemon Myrtle Aroma & Flavour:

Australian Lemon Myrtle is highly aromatic, having an exquisite flavour and aroma described as a blend of lemongrass, lime and lemon. Lemon Myrtle is a refreshing herbal tea product with a superlative flavour profile. Lemon Myrtle creates a superb tea blend when blended with Green Tea, Black Tea, and various herbal tea products.

Applications / Uses of Lemon Myrtle

Tea beverage and tea blends: Australian Lemon Myrtle is a superb tea product as an herbal infusion as well as a delicate flavouring in specialty tea blends when blended with black, green or herbal teas. Lemon Myrtle tea has enjoyed huge success in international tea markets. The superior flavour profile of lemon myrtle as well as its appeal as an alternative to lemongrass has resulted in its success as a tea product.

Lemon Myrtle food flavouring: There are approximately forty Lemon Myrtle flavoured Australian commercial food products in the Australian market. Many of these products are exported and available in the international marketplace. A number of products have been awarded prestigious product awards for their exceptional flavour, innovation and superiority. Products include - tea blends, yoghurt, ice-cream,