Myrte citronnée extrait CO2-se (bio) DE-ÖKO-013
Backhousia citriodora – Leaves, dried, from organic farming.
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms .
The extract contains 75 – 90 % essential oil with 25 – 35 % neral and 50 – 65 % geranial, furthermore traces of citronellol, geraniol, citronellal.
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].
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.
The essential oil of lemon myrtle has strong antimicrobial properties against a variety of skin relevant bacteria . 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.
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