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Backhousia Citriodora
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Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) The genus Backhousia includes seven species, all of which are confined to the coastal rainforest areas of New South Wales and Queensland. Commonly referred to as 'myrtles' this group of plants, comprising trees and shrubs with strongly aromatic foliage, is included in the Myrtaceae family. The fruit is a nut-like capsule which contains several small seeds. In small quantities Lemon Myrtle is a bush tucker food. A few drops can be added to flavour sauces and mayonnaise after cooking is completed(this is a volatile oil ie., cooking heat will destroy its characteristics). Add two drops toa rich Ossobucco just before serving for a delicate enhancer. Lemon Myrtle Oil must be diluted before use in any way where it will come in contact with the skin.Be careful to wash hands after handling bottle and before touching sensitive areas such as lips or eyes