Lemon Myrtle is an Australian superfood and the star ingredient in HealthyClean

Lemon Myrtle is an Australian superfood and the star ingredient in HealthyClean

HealthyClean is made by SimplyClean in Australia, and it is a range of sensitiser free, toxin free, earth safe natural home cleaning, pet, and personal care products. HealthyClean lemon myrtle range is the healthier alternative eco cleaning range for your home, with no compromise on cleaning on health or performance.

The native lemon myrtle oil is grown and produced in the hills around the factory, near Byron Bay, and its quality and purity are guaranteed.

Did you know lemon myrtle is edible? 

Lemon myrtle has been used across in several cuisines and recipe dishes for its distinct aroma and flavour. Native to Australia, lemon myrtle benefits your health by boosting your immune system and fighting infectious diseases it also assists in reducing acne and pimples.

In this article, we will look at the several benefits of lemon myrtle and give you a favourite recipe you can try at home.

Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is a flowering plant native to Australia. The Lemon myrtle tree grows up to a height of about 18 meters and has beautiful blossoms. Other common names for lemon myrtle are sweet verbena tree, sweet verbena myrtle, lemon scented verbena, and lemon-scented backhousia 

Lemon myrtle, it is heavily aromatic and has a characteristic taste. It contains about 90-98% of citral. Lemon myrtle is high in antioxidants, rich in calcium and lutein, vitamin E, zinc and magnesium. Scientists believe these minerals are required for the synthesis and self-repair of human DNA

When used in food, it enhances flavour and aroma. It is delicious used in dips, sauces, salads, curries, cooking chicken, fish and prawns. It is also popular in confectionaries for making bread, cakes, and desserts.

It is widely used in beverages like tea due to its therapeutic value.

Besides food, it is used in skin care products like body wash, hand sanitisers, lotions, lip balms and soaps. This natural plant, is also used in hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, and cleaning products.

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At EKOH-STORE, our policy is to choose healthy ingredients for you, your family, your home and our environment. The ingredients used are sustainable and ethical, that is why you won't find palm oil in our products, nor have any of our products been tested on animals.

Locally harvested and produced lemon myrtle essential oil is the star ingredient in HealthyClean. Its unique fragrance appeals to almost everyone; fresh, distinctively lemony and uplifting - update your kitchen, bathroom and home to be eco-friendly.

 Lemon myrtle is a natural germ killer.

Besides smelling absolutely beautiful, lemon myrtle oil is also naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Research by Charles Sturt University* showed that lemon myrtle oil is a better antibacterial and antifungal agent than tea-tree oil, a well-known natural topical antiseptic.

Anecdotally, lemon myrtle used to clean the home has reduced the incidence of minor ailments such as colds and coughs, and it is used in our hand sanitiser.

It is the best product for cleaning food prep surfaces like chopping boards and nut milk bags and washing your eco sponge cloths.

Our favourite easy DUKKA lemon myrtle recipe for you to try at home : 

The 'Queen of the lemon herbs' lemon myrtle is a punchy and fragrant addition to your kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp dried lemon myrtle ( available from The Source Bulk Foods in NZ ) 
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp  blend of chopped roasted macadamias, walnuts, almonds or cashews
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tsp crushed hemp seeds
  •  Olive Oil - choose locally grown good quality for taste

Instructions

  1. Put the lemon myrtle, dried thyme, sage and cumin into a clean mortar and pestle and mash up.
  2. You can use already ground herbs if easier for you, but part of the joy is in the making and the lovely aromas of lemon myrtle and spices as you mush up and prepare your dukka. 
  3. Combine the pounded herbs with crushed nuts and toasted sesame seeds into a bowl and give it a good mix - or use a jar, shake well, and keep what you don't use in the jar to sprinkle on your baked potato or salad at your next meal.
  4. To serve your dukka, add the dry mix into a shallow serving bowl and add a generous splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt to taste. Serve with a crusty bread like sourdough.
  5. Accompany with your favorite wine, beer or cider.

 

 * J Agric Food Chem. 2003 Jan 1;51(1):76-81.

 

 

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Richard

Richard

I can not say enough good things about the natural benefits of lemon myrtle. Great to be able to buy it now in New Zealand.

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