Aniseed Myrtle is a rare relative to the Lemon Myrtle. It is native to a few areas in North Eastern New South Wales, Australia. Containing an aniseed and fresh eucalypt flavour. The leaves are edible and have been consumed for tens of thousands of years by aboriginal peoples of Australia. Mainly for its health benefits and as a medicinal tonic. It has high antioxidant activity and is rich in magnesium. But is also a good source of lutein, folate, vitamin E, vitamin C. Studies have shown that the ingredient has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.
The oils crushed from the leaves are used in essential oil blends to bring calmness and focus.