Australian Lemon Myrtle (2.5oz)
Australian Lemon Myrtle is a uniquely refreshing and exquisitely aromatic “tisane” from the coastal rainforests of eastern Australia. Contains lemon myrtle, lemongrass and lime, and lemon. Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) 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. The Sunshine Coast and Proserpine area are identified as main areas of natural strands. Lemon Myrtle is a superb tea product as a herbal infusion!
Herbal Tea | No caffeine | Steep at 195° for 1 minute | up to 45 servings
The key ingredient in lemon myrtle is the high concentration of citral in its leaves. Citral comprises 90-98% of the essential oils in lemon myrtle, as opposed to less than 10% in lemons and limes. Some of the characteristics of citral include:
- Citral may assist as a anti-fungal agent.
- Citral is non-acidic.
- Citral is high in anti-oxidants.
The list of reputed health benefits of lemon myrtle tea is voluminous. Just some of the disorders it may assist in relieving muscle cramps and spasms, rheumatism, headaches and fevers. Scientific studies have indicated that citral may assist in inhibiting the growth of the pathogen which is one of the causes of many gastro-duodenal diseases, including ulcers. It also may assist in aiding in the reduction of cellulite and the anti-oxidants in citral may help boost the immune system. A pleasant tasting tea, it is used alone or in combination with green tea as a caffeine free replacement for coffee and black tea.
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