Impala and Peacock

Lemon Myrtle Ginger

$18.00

Inspired by the classic lemongrass and ginger tea, we wanted to make the experience uniquely Australian with the vibrant addition of lemon myrtle. The bonus, of course, are all of the health benefits of lemon myrtle as well as the zest and flavour. While lemongrass and ginger tea is usually enjoyed hot this blend also works well as an iced tea.  

1 tsp to 200mL cup

100°C degree water temperature

4 min steep (the same leaf can be used for 2 infusions)

Iced Tea:

2 heaped teaspoons to 200mL cup

100° C, 10 min steep time

Add sweetener (sugar, agave, or honey) to taste while warm (but not hot)

Allow to cool and serve over ice with fresh fruit garnish.

Lemongrass, lemon myrtle, ginger and calendula petals

(all products are organic)

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) has traditionally been used to alleviate coughs and fever [1]. A systematic review of 109 randomized controlled trials in 2020 concluded that there was solid scientific evidence that ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduced inflammation in the body [2] which is in part responsible for some of the symptoms that we feel when we become ill.
Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) has powerful anti-bacterial properties [3] and anti-inflammatory benefits [4].

A 2006 literature review [4] concluded that Calendula (also known as Marigold) could offer skin protection against UV radiation, inflammation and potentially acne (note that these were animal or in-vitro studies not human trials, but findings are promising).

1. Nambiar V., Matela H., Potential Functions of Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus) in Health and Disease. Int. J. of Pharmaceutical and Biological Archives. 2012; 3(5):1035-1043. [ResearchGate]
2. Anh N.H., Kim S.J., Long N.P., Min J.E., Yoon Y.C., Lee E.G. Ginger on human health: A comprehensive systematic review of 109 randomized controlled trials. Nutrients. 2020;12 [PMC free article] [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
3. J.M. Wilkinson, M. Hipwell, T. Ryan, H.M.A. Cavanagh. Bioactivity of Backhousia citriodora; Antibacterial and antifungal activity. J. Agric. Food Chem., 51 (2003), pp. 76-81. DOI: 10.1021/jf0258003 [PubMed]
4. Sun-Yup Shim, Ji-Hyun Kim, Kang-Hee Kho, Mina Lee, Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative activities of lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) leaf extract,Toxicology Reports,Volume 7,2020,Pages 277-281. doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2020.01.018
5. Basch E., Bent S., Foppa I., Haskmi S., Kroll D., Mele M., Szapary P., Ulbricht C., Vora M., Yong S. Marigold (Calendula officinalis L.): an evidence-based systematic review by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration. J Herb Pharmacother. 2006;6(3-4):135-59. doi: 10.1080/j157v06n03_08. [PubMed]

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