Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil (Backhousia citriodora) when taken internally, boosts the body's natural defenses* and can also be used as a cleansing agent to purify household surfaces. Aromatically, lemon myrtle has a powerful lemon scent, even stronger than lemon essential oil. The fresh aroma is uplifting and refreshing, which may help clear the mind to enhance concentration or promote a peaceful night's sleep.

Lemon myrtle was given the botanical name Backhousia citriodora in 1853 after the English botanist, James Backhouse.

Lemon Myrtle comes from the subtropical rainforests of central and sourtheastern Queensland, Australia, where its been used in cuisine and as a healing plant. Lemon Myrtle is potent against microbes which makes it a wonderful choice for natural cleaning in the home and/or office and can also be helpful against influenza, bronchitis and herpes simplex.

Use of lemon myrtle oil as a treatment for skin lesions caused by molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), a disease affecting children and immuno-compromised patients, has been investigated. Nine of sixteen patients who were treated with 10% strength lemon myrtle oil showed a significant improvement, compared to none in the control group. [Burke, B. E.; Baillie, J. E. & Olson, R. D. (2004), "Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children", Biomed Pharmacother. 58 (4): 245–247, doi:10.1016/j.biopha.2003.11.006, PMID 15183850]

Lemon Myrtle is wonderful for diffusing in the home or office for clarity and to uplift the mood.

Citral is a constituent found in oils which dramatically lowers insulin and body fat while increasing energy levels. And Lemon Myrtle contains 90% citral! Try putting 5 drops in a capsule before meals. Other oils that contain citral:

Note: Young Living Essential Oils is the only provider of Lemon Myrtle essential oil.


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