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Lemon Myrtle CO2-se extract (organic) DE-ÖKO-013
Product-No. 209.004


Raw material:
Backhousia citriodora – Leaves, dried, from organic farming.

Production:
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms [1].

Ingredients:
see specification

Application:

Traditional use:

Lemon myrtle has an antimicrobial and antiviral effect. It can therefore be used externally for fever blisters and internally for colds. The essential oil is also used to treat skin lesions caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), a disease affecting children and immunocompromised patients [2,3].

In food:

Lemon myrtle extract is suitable for flavouring food products such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, liqueurs, flavoured oils and sauces. The extract also goes well with sweets, ice cream and desserts.

In cosmetics:

The essential oil of lemon myrtle has strong antimicrobial properties against a variety of skin relevant bacteria [4]. The extract can therefore be used as an ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products such as soaps, creams, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioners. Due to its characteristic, harmonious citrus note, the extract is also used in the perfume industry.

Literature:

[1] P. Manninen, E. Häivälä, S. Sarimo, H. Kallio, Distribution of microbes in supercritical CO2 extraction of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oils, Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuchung und -Forschung / Springerverlag (1997) 204:202-205

[2] Briant E. Burke, Jon-Eric Baillie, Richard D. Olson, Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 58 (2004) 245—247

[3] Jeff Jones, Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora), For the Herb Federation of New Zealand’s Herb Awareness Week 2012, https://herbs.org.nz/lemon-myrtle-fact-sheet/

[4] A.j. Hayes and B. Markovic, Toxicity of Australian essential oil Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle). Part 1. Antimicrobial activity and in vitro cytotoxicity, Food and Chemical Toxicology 40 (2002) 535-543

* Statements summarise literature evidence and have informative character. They might be derived from in vitro or animal tests and thus not be substantiated for humans. Statements have not been evaluated by competent authorities and do not refer to finished products. The marketer of any finished product containing any FLAVEX extract as ingredient is responsible for assuring that the claims made for his product are lawful and comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country in which the product is to be sold.