Anise Myrtle

WHAT

The anise myrtle, sometimes called aniseed myrtle or ringwood (Syzygium anisatum​, formerly known as Backhousia anisata), is a large bushy tree that can reach up to 25 meters. The anise myrtle trees are usually trimmed when grown commercially.

The leaves are about 9cm long, shiny green with a wavy margin. The tree flowers in spring with clusters of anise-scented white fluffy flowers.

WHERE

The anise myrtle is native from Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland. It can be successfully grown as far South as Melbourne in Victoria.

 

HOW

The mature leaves of the anise myrtle tree are used. The harvest is not seasonal but can take place all-year-round.

The anise myrtle was traditionally used as a medicinal vitalising tonic by Aboriginal people.

TASTE

The anise myrtle mixer brings aroma of aniseed, menthol and liquorice. Flavour of aniseed and slightly cooling on the palate.
We may compare it with an alcohol-free version of the French pastis, the Greek ouzo or the Italian sambuca.


HEALTH BENEFITS

Anise myrtle has high levels of antioxydants, minerals and vitamins. The leaves of the anise myrtle have nearly six times as much antioxydants than blueberries.
it is highly antifungal, assisting with gut health. 
Anise myrtle was traditionally used for weight loss, promoting lactation and easing stomach aches.

 

USAGES of the Anise Myrtle mixer:

Mix the anise myrtle mixer with still water for a refreshing alcohol-free version of the French pastis, the Greek ouzo or the Italian sambuca.

We have created a few cocktail recipes that you can find here.

You may also add a few drops of the anise myrtle mixer to bring a delicate liquorice flavour to a plain yoghurt!

Purchase your anise myrtle mixer now!

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