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Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora)

Lemon Myrtle is often made into tea. The leaves contain powerful antimicrobials which kill microorganisms and includes antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antiviral properties.

Lemon myrtle is also an excellent source of antioxidants, calcium, folate, lutein, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin E and zinc.

These properties of myrtle can support people with allergies, acne, arthritis, asthma, body odour, cramps, depression, digestive issues, headaches, immune system support, oral health, skin cleansing, sleep, sinus problems and sore throats.

It's no wonder Bundjalung people have been using myrtle for thousands of years!