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Scientific Name: Aloysia triphylla

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Aloysia triphylla
Aloysia triphylla


  • Perennial
  • Lemon verbena is native to Argentine and Chile.
  • It is a shrub up to 3m. with pointed lanceolate leaves with a strong lemony scent when chrushed.
  • In summer tiny white flowers are produced in slender clusters.

Culinary Uses

  • Use fresh in fruit salads and punches
  • Makes a salt-free flavouring
  • Add leaves to flavour oils and vinegars, fruit puddings, jellies and cakes

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Dried leaves are sold for use as a relaxing health tea (France) and are included in commercial herbal teas
  • Antispasmodic, antipyretic, sedative and stomachic - treat nervous disturbances, colds, fever, asthma
  • Minor digestive disorders - indigestion, colic, flatulence, diarrhea

Other Uses

  • Place in vacuum cleaner for a nice smell
  • Use in bath preparations, facial steam.
  • Potpourri.
  • Put in herbal sachets for use in clothes drawer
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