Lemon Myrtle have long
thick green leaves with flowery snowball clumps of flowers. The tree
can grow up to 12-15 feet.
HABITAT AND GROWING CONDITIONS :
Lemon Myrtle is a
native Australian tree growing naturally from Brisbane to Rockhampton
in a range of altitudes from 50 to over 800 m above sea level.
Antifungal, antibacterial, calmative, sedative. Has
been used to help alleviate stiff joints .
Lemon myrtle has many uses. Its leaves can be used fresh or dried and
the oil can be extracted through distillation. Fresh or ground dried
leaf have many applications in sweet or savory dishes and teas.
Lemon Myrtle makes a great lemon tea either hot or iced
fragrance of lemon myrtle, combined with its antifungal and
antibacterial properties, make it an ideal ingredient in the
manufacture of cosmetics and toiletries such as soap, shampoo, shower
gel, skin cream and moisturizers, and bath teas
very strong tea can also be used to help rid plants of fungus and
Parts Used : Leaf
How to Brew : Use 1/2 teaspoon of lemon myrtle in 8 ounces of boiling water. Steep for 5-10 minutes.
Lemon Myrtle can
be purchased on this page