FLIRTING WITH MYRTLE

FLIRTING WITH MYRTLE

THIS INCREDIBLE NATIVE PLANT HAS A LOT TO OFFER

THIS INCREDIBLE NATIVE PLANT HAS A LOT TO OFFER

Mythology

Lemon myrtle is native to Australia and has been used as a remedial and culinary herb by indigenous Australians since the beginning of time.

Myrtle is mentioned in the Greek mythology as a symbol of love and divine generosity. It was considered sacred to the Greek Goddesses Demeter and Aphrodite.

History

Lemon myrtle grows naturally in Queensland, from Brisbane to Rockhampton with the beautiful Sunshine Coast and Proserpine being the main areas that spurt natural strands.

Besides it’s uses by Indigenous Australians it was also a favourite of Ancient Egyptians who used the myrtle leaves to treat high fever and infections.

In the Ukrainian tradition, myrtle wreaths are held above the heads of the bride and groom. In Greece, myrtle boughs were used in funerary ceremonies, and the myrtle wreath had a place in the Eleusinian rites, which were an exploration of the mysteries of death and rebirth.

Uses

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Ideal for treating chest congestion
  • Aids in recovery during common cold and flu
  • Relives asthma symptoms
  • Potent antioxidant
  • Effective skin care remedy
  • Natural deodorant and air freshened
  • Alleviates stress

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