Australian Lemon Myrtle, (Backhousia citriodora)  is an amazing tree native to Australia. It is acknowledged by many as the best natural source of citral oil on the earth. Common names also include “lemon scented myrtle” and “lemon ironwood”. It is grown commercially mainly in Northern NSW and South-East Queensland.  Lemon myrtle is harvested to produce leaf, essential oil and distillate which are utilised in therapeutic, culinary, cosmetic, disinfectant and fragrance applications. Generally the essential oil recovered from lemon myrtle contains over 90% citral. This essential oil contains approximately 50 components. Research and observation indicates that these components interact with each other, rendering the oil more effective than citral alone.    Lemon myrtle was first noted as having strong anti-bacterial efficacy in the 1920’s by Penfold and Grant. It has been considered to be more efficacious than Melaleuca alternifolia (Australian tea tree) READ MORE.
We supply fresh Lemon Myrtle leaf from our Sunshine Coast farm as STRIPPED leaf. It is recommended that EXPRESS POST be selected as the desired shipping method to ensure one day delivery times (for most post codes). READ MORE


I call lemon myrtle my magic bullet!! I have used lemon myrtle leaf for about three years now - as a mouthwash it's a wonderful freshener and my gums have improved out of sight. If I feel the beginnings of a sore throat, I immediately reach for my leaf and make a strong tea from it - gargle and in no time my sore throat is no more. I also add it to other herbal tea preparations such as Herb Robert which is quite bland - and it is transformed into a really tasty tea.

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If you have had an experience with using Lemon myrtle for therapeutic or culinary purposes, we would love to hear it. If you are wiling to have us publish your story on our website then we will send you a 200 gram pack of fresh leaf for only the cost of the Express Pack!!