Of course, as discussed, lemon myrtle makes a great antioxidant herbal tea, which can be served hot or cold. In fact, this is one of lemon myrtle’s most popular uses. Box of 25
Health Benefits of Lemon Myrtle Tea
The key ingredient in lemon myrtle is the high concentration of citral in its leaves. Citral comprises 90-98% of the essential oils in lemon myrtle, as opposed to less than 10% in lemons and limes. Some of the characteristics of citral include:
*Citral is an anti-fungal agent. *Citral is non-acidic *Citral is high in anti-oxidants.
With so many of our naturally therapeutic herbs and other plants coming from overseas, it’s nice to know that some of the best of them, including lemon myrtle tea, come from right here in Australia.
Due to its immense health benefits, lemon myrtle tea is said to be able to relieve some disorders such as spasms and muscle cramps, rheumatism, and headaches. Studies have also revealed that citral can help inhibit the growth of pathogens, organisms that causes diseases such as ulcers. It is also said to help reducing cellulite and the antioxidants found in citral can help boost the immune system. It can be used alone or can be combined with green tea as a caffeine replacement for coffee and black tea.