Lemon Myrtle ( Backhousia citriodora ) is Organically grown in Australia
AKA lemon ironwood and tree verbena
Lemon Scented Myrtle, Lemon Scented Backhousia, Lemon Scented Ironwood, Sweet Verbena Myrtle.
Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.
No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product. Information is for educational purposes only.
Please Note The combined weight of each individual herb powder will be packed in one bag unless you specify otherwise. Ie if you order 2x50g, it will be packed as 1 x 100g
Further interesting reading...
Therapeutic Actions - Antisepitc, anti-viral, calmative, sedative and corrective The leaf of the B. citriodora was first investigated by Schimmel and Co of Dresden pharmaceutical company over 100 years ago. The company carried out analyses of the lemon oil and noted high (90-97%) citral content.
Reasearchers at NSW Charles Sturt University found that Lemon Myrtle has very good antibacterial activity and excellent antifungal activity. In fact, studies suggest that Backhousia oil has better antibacteriial and antifungal properties than the better known tea tree (Melaleuca alternanthera) Lemon Myrtle oil has strong germicidal powers. In standard tests, Atkinson & Brice were able to demonstrate the antibacterial properties of the Lemon Scented Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora). Tests carried out by researchers on the Germicidal powers indicate that B. citriodora oil had double the rating on Eucalyptus citrodora in controlling Salmonella typhii, the test organism. Even though the Rideal-Walker test has now been superseded by the Sykes Kesley test, it still remains a valid test. Backhousia has a co-efficient rating of 16 where Eucalyptus citriodora only scores 8. Germicidal properties of Lemon Myrtle have also been proven to be 19.5 times the power of the disinfectant Phenol using the Rideal-Walker test.
Excellent for foodstuffs and medicinal therapeutic purposes; perfumes, food flavourings, confectionary and aromatherapy. The leaves can be used in cooking, or infused and made into a tea.