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Backhousia citriodora, Lemon-scented myrtle, flowers

Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Backhousia citriodora
English Name : Lemon Myrtle
French Name : Myrte citronné
Family : Myrtaceae
Origin : Australia

History and Origin

Lemon Myrtle is a tree that grows in the Australian rainforest. Its leaves are glossy green and its white flowers grow at the end of the branches. Its Latin name comes from the botanist who discovered it, James Backhouse and from the smell emanating from its leaves.

Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Leaves
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear mobile pale yellow liquid with a lemony scent. 
Properties : Anti-inflammatory, anticancer (http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Citrals), calming for the nervous system, antiviral, aerial antiseptic, antalgic. 
Indications : Bacterial infections (molluscum contagiosum), mycosis, acne, stress, insomnia.

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Lemon Myrtle essential oil is calming and comforting. It helps deal with difficulties of life, calm frustrations and accept problems. Lemon Myrtle is recommended to treat anxiety.

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Uses

Culinary

Lemon Myrtle is used in making multiple culinary products. It tastes like lemon without the acidity. 

Environment

The essential oil can be used in atmospheric diffusion to purify air.

Skincare

The myrtle lemony note pleasantly perfumes cosmetics. It is used to treat acne and for feet and hands care.  

Synergy

Australian Blue Cypress, all Eucalyptus varieties, Niaouli, Rosalina, Sandalwood, Tea tree.

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • May be irritating to skin. 

 

Chromatography

Lot BBACIAUS05T

Australia

Terpene Aldehydes: géranial (50,40 %), néral (38,06 %)

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