Lemon Myrtle Tea, Benefits of an Ancient Natural Sedative 0

Lemon Myrtle Farm

Thanks to Joseph Maiden you can find giant specimens   of  Backhousia Citriadora, Lemon Myrtle at the southern entrance to Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens. While modern tea cultivation sees the Lemon Myrtle reach 1 to 2 metres, the well cared for Sydney specimens has grown to a grand 20 metres or more.

I can tell you that the dead brown leaves under the tree today are also heavily loaded with the precious Lemon Myrtle oil and the scent is indeed calming and fresh.

Gardens  has a splendid photo gallery of the remarkable tree.

Recording Tradition

Who is Joseph H Maiden? He was Director of the Sydney Botanical Gardens during the late 1800’s, where he curated the collection and planting of thousands of botanical species.

He observed the Australian aboriginals using these various plant species in their traditional cooking and medicinal applications.

He noted Lemon Myrtle was a useful ingredient.

The leaf was used for food flavoring and as an insect repellent when the volatile leaves were burned on the campfire. A natural antiseptic paste was made with Lemon Myrtle leaves to help heal aboriginal wounds.

Joseph Maiden’s observations led to the inclusion of Lemon Myrtle in his book “Useful Native Plants of Australia”, where he also recorded the extremely high citral purity of the oil.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

The essential oil distilled from Lemon Myrtle is a potent antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and  antiviral agent.

Natural Pain Relief and Sedative for Aboriginals.

While Aboriginal uses of Lemon Myrtle as a topical application are well reported, there is little documented evidence of a tea or infusions with Lemon Myrtle for internal medicinal use. It is believed that Aboriginals used Lemon Myrtle Tea as a natural sedative for thousands of years. Traditionally, Aboriginal information was not written in books. It was stored in the cultural stories and songs of each clan and shared as part of everyday life.

I recently met a woman from the Worrimi who regularly uses the leaves from the Lemon Myrtle trees growing in the forests to make a calming tea, and mixes with Aniseed Myrtle Leaves for an extra sedation effect when someone is injured or stressed. We tried the Lemon Myrtle and Aniseed tea at lunch time and felt so relaxed we had an afternoon nap.

The Scientific Story of Lemon Myrtle Leaf.

With no available indigenous stories of Lemon Myrtle tea, I turned to modern medical science to see how the Lemon Myrtle compounds might contribute to the reported benefits of sedation and pain relief in Lemon Myrtle Tea.

The New ‘Super Tea’

In recent years the dry leaf Lemon Myrtle tea has been shown to produce a variety of health benefits to rival any well known ‘superfood’. Leaf analysis shows Australian Lemon Myrtle contains the highest quality essential oil and many other important and beneficial compounds.

Lemon Myrtle leaf has high concentrations of                        Calcium and Magnesium, Zinc, vitamins A & E plus antioxidants.

Calcium helps muscles contract and Magnesium helps them relax. In balance they act smooth and rhythmically like a healthy heart beat.

Magnesium is found in every part of the body and is credited with being the possible answer to almost every ailment.

Calcium and Magnesium in Lemon Myrtle Tea Leaf

help to calm, relax and gently sedate.

Pharmacist, Scott Gravura writes for  Science Based

In  “Magnesium, the Cure To All Diseases?” he lists many conditions assisted by Magnesium.

“muscle pain, anxiety, insomnia, toothache, childbirth, pre eclampsia, bursitis, cancer, depression, blood pressure and blood sugar control, back pain,  osteoarthritis, asthma.”

Gravura questions the prevalence of vitamin supplements in modern health treatments and graciously looks back to the wisdom of tradition for a safer solution in managing disease in his conclusion;

”There is another approach that has an attractive risk/benefit perspective; Boosting Magnesium intake through diet.”

Lemon Myrtle Tea has antibacterial properties to sooth a sore throat and clear a congested chest. It may be the high calcium and magnesium content naturally found in lemon myrtle which relieves pain and calms nerves.

How to make Lemon Myrtle Tea

Hot;  Add a teaspoon of fresh cut Lemon Myrtle Tea to your favorite black or green tea and steep in a pot of boiling water. Allow to draw. Serve hot with honey.

Cold;  Brew the leaf in a pot for a few minutes, add honey to taste, allow to cool, strain off liquid and refrigerate. Serve over ice with chopped mint leaf.

Freshly harvested lemon myrtle leaf tea comes in a sealed bag... 50 grams or 100 grams. Count on 50 grams = 50 cups of zesty, relaxing tea.

Lemon Myrtle Tea leaf can be ground to use as spice and flavoring in ice cream, biscuits, confectionery, cheese, vegetable oils and sauces, mayo, tangy dukkah and vinaigrettes and so much more.

3 Easy Ways to Buy Lemon Myrtle Tea

  • Visit our online store Lemon Myrtle

  • Find a Lemon Myrtle Stockist near you.

  • Come see, touch and smell the beautiful range of Lemon Myrtle Products at your local markets. Click here for the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances local market calendar.

  • We welcome your feedback and questions about Lemon Myrtle chemical free products.

    Please leave your comments below.

    Stay well, from the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Team.

    International Delivery of Lemon Myrtle Products from Australia 0

    New Zealanders looking to buy Lemon Myrtle Fragrance products can have better access under the reviewed Australia Post Rates.

    We have also qualified for better rates to Europe, USA, Canada and Asia.

    Each order is customised for the best rate possible and you can see this before you check out. 

    Uses for Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil 0

    Using 1OO% Essential Lemon Myrtle Oil for Cleaning and Deodorizing

    Lemon Myrtle Fragrance Oil is 100% Essential oil with a high citral
    content over 96%. Please read instructions carefully.

    All bottles come with one drop drippers to and should not be
    decanted into other containers.


    Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a natural cleaner with anti bacterial, anti fungal and germicidal benefits. Lemon Myrtle has a high proportion of citral, more than eucalyptus, tea tree and other Australian Natives. This makes Lemon Myrtle Essential oil one of the strongest antiseptic natural oils in the world. Research being conducted in Australian Universities provide us with many potential commercial uses, such as a cleaner where there are germs resistant to chemicals like Staphylococcus aureus,, and an anti fungal in the agricultural sector.

    Use of lemon myrtle essential oil around the home is recommended as it is a natural cleaner, and you do not  need to use chemicals, plus you and your family have he benefit of the refreshing aroma of lemon myrtle. Surface cleaning especially now winter is coming on and there are more viruses around, if a family member is coughing and sneezing you may be able to reduce infection by keeping surfaces clean, and also using Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Air Freshener. 

    Floor Cleaning: 1 bucket ( 10 litres) of hot water, 2 cups Vinegar and 6 Drops

    Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Essential Oil. The vinegar is optional, the oil is an
    effective cleaner on its own however if the surfaces are extra dirty vinegar will
    make the cleaning easier.
    Ring out the mop well and wash the floor. Dry off. Can be used on all surfaces
    including tiles.
    Do not mix with chemicals or other products especially chlorine based products.
    Use separately from other commercial cleaning products.

    Surface Cleaner: 2 cups (500 mls) Water, 125 mls Vinegar 6-10 Drops Lemon
    Myrtle Essential Oil- this mixture can be used in a spray bottle, or
    mixed with a bucket of water.
    Warning: Do not allow direct contact with skin, if the skin is contacted
    immediately rinse with water. Do not ingest, if the oil has been ingested rinse
    out the mouth with water immediately and seek medical advice.
    Avoid contact with strong acids, alkali or oxidizing agents.

    Linen and Towels: 2-5 Drops in the Washing Machine - If you use Lemon Myrtle oil in the wash or the final rinse you will find your linen retains the great aroma for some washes, you can also be assured that the oil reduces bacteria and other germs. 

    You can buy lemon myrtle essential oil online or at one of our stockists.



    New brochure with natural health beauty and household tips 0

    This is not just an advertorial there is lots of info here about skin and natural skin products as well as the great benefits of lemon myrtle essential oil and some timely recipes for the home.

    Open the online Lemon Myrtle Fragrance Brochure here 


    Best face wash with natural ingredients and lemon myrtle 0

    Our new Lemon Myrtle Foaming Face Cleanser is promising to be favourite best face wash.

    The natural recipe and small amount of natural antibacterial lemon myrtle is a great formula for oily skin, blackheads, pimples and assists in managing acne. Safe for sensitve skin and for managing skin issues.

    New Products ready to go .......and go with you if you are travelling 0

    This month we have New Extra Hydrating Face Moisturiser in a 75 ml Tube - why not give it a try. We found in the testing phase people liked the non greasy, easily absorbing formula that rejuvenates the face. Of course whatever product you use on the face can be used on the hands, feet and other parts of the body which makes this product great for targetting areas like heels and the back of hands for extra hydration.

    We also have launched a New Natural Antibacterial Roll On Deodorant 75 ml aluminium free which smells great. 

    Lemon Myrtle is included in our products at approved levels for cosmetic standards.