Lemon Myrtle Lemon Myrtle (Australia)

Location:
Australia

Why Australia?

Lemon Myrtle trees are native to Australia originating from the subtropical and tropical East Coast of Australia, 50-800 meters above sea level. Aboriginal Australians and Torres Straight Islanders have long used Lemon Myrtle for cooking and medicinal purposes.

Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora

How does it work?

Lemon Myrtle trees are medium sized with dark-green, lance-shaped leaves, which remain on the tree year-round. From summer to autumn, creamy-white flowers grow in clusters at the ends of the branches.

The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the tree. Although they can be harvested year-round, it is best to avoid harvesting during the wet season. After harvesting, the leaves are distilled immediately to ensure the highest quality oil.

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