lemon myrtle leaf

Lemon Myrtle Leaf (Myrtus communis)

Lemon Myrtle is an Australian native shrub used in bush medicine by Indigenous Australians for over 40,000 years. Traditionally, it was used to treat headaches and colds, prepared by crushing the leaves to release the essential oil citral and then inhaled.

Today it is used for cooking and to treat headaches, colds and digestive complaints. Often consumed as a tea, it is exceptionally rich in calcium and high in antioxidants, lutein, vitamin E, zinc and magnesium. Lemon myrtle Leaf is used in our Australian Breakfast, Australian Bush Blush and Lemon, Lime and Bitters Tea.

Lemon Myrtle leaves have also been found to have antiseptic, calmative, sedative, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial properties.

Part used:

Leaf, berries, seed

Energetics:

Cooling, drying, bitter

Actions:

Astringent, antiseptic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-ageing, restorative, vermifuge, antibacterial, anti-fungal, expectorant, decongestant, stimulant, digestive

Indications:

Oedema, bladder and kidney ulcers, diarrhoea, dysentery, colds, cough, acute and chronic respiratory infections, lung ulcers, tuberculosis, heart tachycardia or palpitations.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073725/

https://anfab.org.au/edit/research_publications/14-117_LemonMyrtle.pdf

https://thespicepeople.com.au/2018/05/22/10-unbelievable-health-benefits-using-lemon-myrtle/