Applications/Uses

Tea and tea blends: Lemon Myrtle is wonderful as a herbal infusion but also as a delicate flavouring in speciality tea blends when blended with black, green or other herbal teas. It has a wonderful flavour profile and makes a superior alternative to lemongrass.

 

Culinary: The leaf is often used as fine spice, or in the form of an encapsulated flavour essence for enhanced shelf-life. It has a range of uses, such as Lemon Myrtle in shortbread; flavouring in pasta; whole leaf with baked fish; infused in macadamia or vegetable oils. It can also be used as a lemon flavour replacement in milk-based foods, such as cheesecake, lemon flavoured ice-cream and sorbet without the curdling problem associated with lemon fruit acidity.

 

Aromatherapy: Lemon Myrtle's exquisite citrus fragrance is valued along with its therapeutic properties. It is also an essential oil ideally suited for blending, as well as vaporisations used in a misting spray or oil burner, for its refreshing, uplifting fragrance.

 

Nutraceutical: The oil is a popular ingredient in health care and cleaning products, especially soaps, lotions, lip balms, moisturisers, toothpastes and shampoos.

 


 


The PLANT

Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) also known as ‘lemon-scented myrtle’ ‘Lemon Myrtle’ or ‘lemon ironwood’ is a tree or large shrub belonging to the Myrtaceae family.

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The LEAVES

The leaves are opposite, lanceolate and grow to approximately 10cm in length.

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Applications/Uses

Lemon Myrtle is wonderful as a herbal infusion but also as a delicate flavouring in speciality tea blends when blended with black, green or other herbal teas.

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