Botanical name: Backhousia citriodora
Native to: Subtropical Eastern Australia
Actions: Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to boost the immune system and help respiratory and skin conditions. Digestive stimulant wit calming properties to reduce stress and insomnia.
Description: Australian native with strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with a variety of conditions, including respiratory and skin infections. Commonly used for bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throats and asthma. Can help to treat skin infections, such as acne and viral skin infections, including molluscum contagiosum. Very effective in treating insect bites and used as a repellant due to its aroma.
Lemon Myrtle can stimulate the digestive tract to alleviate bloating, indigestion and other stomach upsets. Its calming effects help to reduce stress and anxiety. A cup of lemon myrtle tea can improve sleep quality and relieve insomnia.
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