FERN & LILLY LEMON MYRTLE BOTANICAL HERBS Anti-Fungal | Anti-Bacterial | Aids Indigestion | Soothes Sore Throats & Coughs.. Product #: BH-LEMON MYRTLE based on 0 reviews Regular price: $9.95 $9.95 In Stock


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Weight: 0.06kg
Dimensions: 21.00cm x 13.00cm x 0.02cm

Price: $10.95

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Premium Ayurvedic Herb 50g


Use as a herbal tea: 1 - 2 teaspoons per 250ml cup and infuse in hot water (90°C).

Lemon Myrtle is without a doubt the most popular of Australia’s native herbs and spices, with its fresh fragrance of creamy lemon and lime; lemongrass-like flavour and aroma of lemon verbena.

Lemon Myrtle is the world’s richest source of citral which is also the essential oil found in lemongrass. Traditional Aboriginal folk use the leaves as a remedy for arthritis. Citral, the essential oil, is used in perfume and as a food flavouring. Excellent in pot pouri.

LEMON MYRTLE - [backhousia citriodora]

Plant Family: Myrtaceae

Botanical family: Backhousia
Parts used: Leaves, flowers & stem
Available form: Dried Leaves


Description & Use: Dried Lemon Myrtle leaf is widely used in an array of sweet and savoury foods and beverages, prized for its deep lemon flavour and scent.  The concentrated tangy citrus flavour of dried Lemon Myrtle is fabulous infused in tea, served hot or iced. Delicious on its own, or combined with your favourite herbal teas, try with spearmint leaf as a refreshing blend. Lemon myrtle essential oil has antimicrobial properties and is used in soaps, lotions, skin-whitening preparations and shampoos.

Use in dishes such as stir-fry’s and Asian curries as a substitute for lemongrass. Lemon Myrtle adds beautifully to baked fish or any seafood dish, Thai cooking, soups, cheesecake recipes and pancake batter. Also, great infused in vinegar, olive oil or as the feature in a sweet chili sauce. Makes a refreshing tea, especially well-suited to 'lift' a green tea or iced tea.

Lemon Myrtle is also an excellent addition to homemade cordials. Add a zesty lemon tang to any salad dressing, curry, stir fry or soup. Combine dried Lemon Myrtle with seeds and spices for a scrumptious dipping mix served with olive oil and crusty bread; a marinade or dry rub for meats or fish; or a topping over salads and steamed veggies.

Sprinkle a little Lemon Myrtle over fresh seafood before cooking; try with whole baked fish, BBQ scallops or steamed mussels. Lemon Myrtle can also be used with dairy to impart a citrus flavour, without the risk of curdling from the citric acid in lemons or limes.

Add towards the end of cooking, so it is not cooked for more than 10-15 minutes, as any longer than this will destroy the delicate lemon notes. Lemon Myrtle must be used sparingly, about 1/2 teaspoon to 500g of meat, carbohydrates or vegetables.

Strong lemon scent, the flavour derives from the essential oils within the whole plant.  Use as a rub for fish or add a punch of flavour to chicken stuffing or damper.  It complements so many culinary delights, from fish and chicken to ice cream or sorbet. An ideal substitute for fresh lemon grass when used sparingly in stir-frys

Lemon myrtle was found to have higher lutein content (6.56 mg/100g DW) than avocado (0.6-1.05mg/100g DW), which is a primary source of carotenoid important for eye health. It has demonstrated superior antioxidant activity in the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) test: (3359.87mol TEq/g DW) with the hydrophilic fraction contributing 56.2 % and the lipophilic fraction 45.8%, due to the high citral content and Vitamin E (21.2 mg/100g DW). A FRAP assay of the same product (1225.3+/-72.2 mol Fe +2/g DW) confirmed high antioxidant activity. Lemon myrtle is exceptionally rich in Ca and contains 71mg/100g DW Folate (8).

Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora), leaf, dried, ground  Nutritional Information per 100gm



Serving size: 10 g


Average Quantity

Per Serving

Average Quantity

Per 100 g



68.3 kJ

0.83 g

683 kJ

8.3 g

Fat, total

– saturated


– sugars

0.18 g

< 0.5 g

0.18 g

0.18 g

1.8 g

0.5 g

1.8 g

1.8 g


3.3 mg

33 mg


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Fern & Lily botanical herbs are certified organic ingredients and packed in Australia. Supplying you with the most potent and highest quality in botanical herbs.

Raw herbs vs powders

Our botanical herbs are air dried to retain all the plant’s vital ingredients. Consuming the entire herb, you get its full spectrum of plant chemicals and active ingredients.

Although powders are easy to take, the therapeutic effects of the powdered herbs are unstable (due to higher light & oxygen exposure) and are likely to be lost in the process of creating the powdered herbs. Some companies, during production, may even use harsh chemicals in the soaking solvent that can be unsafe for long term use.

General: Always consult a medical practitioner before trying any new herbs particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Plants are medicine and should be treated as such. Discontinue immediately if you develop discomfort and consult a doctor familiar with herbal treatments.


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