Lemon Myrtle


Backhousia citriodora – Aussie bush remedy

Therapeutic Actions

Antiseptic, antioxidant, expectorant, antiviral, sedative, general tonic.

  • Enhances:  Awareness, energy, vigour.
  • Reduces:  Depression, fatigue, lethargy.


  • Respiratory system:  Chest congestion, colds and flu, sinusitis, bronchitis.
  • Nervous system:  Nervous exhaustion, depression, sedative.
  • Cardiovascular system:  Poor circulation.
  • Skin:  Oily skin, acne, cold sores.
  • Insect repellent:  Moths, silverfish.

Methods for Use

  • Massage:  Use up to 10 drops in 50mL of massage oil base.
  • Aromatic Bath:  Add 5-8 drops in water, agitate to disperse.
  • Vaporiser:  Use 8-10 drops in vaporiser dish.

Parts Used


Method of Extraction

Steam distillation.

Safety Precautions

  • Non-toxic but may cause dermal irritation or sensitisation. Do not use in on skin in concentrations higher than 1%.



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