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Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla syn. Lippia citriodora)

Lemon verbena


metabolism stimulating, relaxing, calming, diuretic, appetite stimulating, antispasmodic, digestive, expectorant

Areas of application:

Calming for nervous conditions, anxiety, colds with fever, constipation, flatulence, cramps, prostate, mucous bronchi, stuffy nose, staphylococcal infection of the skin, arthritis, bursitis, joint pain

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

May to September

To find:

The lemon bush comes from Chile and is sensitive to frost. We also have it as an ornamental shrub because it smells more intense than the lemon tree itself.


essential oils, flavonoids, vitamins, bitter substances, iridoid glycosides


☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of dried leaves are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for no more than 5 minutes.

The lemon verbena can be easily recognized by its intense lemon scent and its growth. It grows to a height of 1.8 to 4.5 m and has thin, pointed leaves that are about 7.5 to 10 cm long. The leaves are shiny and rough to the touch. The flowers are light purple and are grouped together on the stems.

🛑 Attention: If you drink too much, a few liters, of tea at a time, your ability to concentrate decreases.

Lemon verbena is often used by the cosmetics industry. The plant can turn entire rooms into lemon oases in scented potpourries or in herbal cushions and is suitable for aromatic vinegars or oils.

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