Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia citriodora

Lemon MyrtleSometimes known as the Queen of the lemon herbs, Indigenous Australians have long used it both in cooking and as a healing plant. Also known as lemon scented myrtle, sweet verbena tree, sweet verbena myrtle, lemon scented verbena, & lemon scented ironwood. A flowering plant endemic to subtropical rainforests of central & south-eastern Queensland. Recognized by the aromatherapy industry for its uplifting freshness & for cheering the soul. Powerful antifungal agents & anti-microbal bio-actives.

Strong antioxidants, reducing creation of free radicals. Antioxidants protect the skin from breaking down & ageing
Stabilizes Vitamin C, works synergistically, intensifying the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C
Strengthens capillaries, reducing dark circles & puffiness under the eye.
Anti-inflammatory effects

Catechins -100 times more potent antioxidants than Vitamin C
Catechins – 25 times more potent than Vitamin E
Skin protection – photo protection; appearance & hydration of the skin

Hydration of skin,& assisting absorption of other vital ingredients
Potent antioxidant protection & supports healthy immune system function
Supports healthy collagen production

Skin protection – photo protection; appearance & hydration of the skin
Flavonoids have the ability to absorb UV, possibly making them a useful ingredient in sun screens & other skin care products

*Information extracted from Native Extracts Website, 2014.