Lemon Verbena (Aloysiatriphylla)
Lemon verbena is an herb which originates from South America and first came to Europe by Spanish sailors during the 17th century. Since then it has been loved and cultivated by the Mediterranean countries. Its basic characteristic is the intense lemon flavor that it has. Lemon verbena is considered a “new” herb, but there is a lot of interest for it by the modern herbalists.
Furthermore, lemon verbenahas attracted the scientific interest too, so there is some evidence about this great herb. Lemon verbena can be used as a light sedative and to treat insomnia. The magnificent aroma of this herb is a result of many essential oils which are contained in the plant.These essential oils are considered to have a relaxing effect both bodily and mentally. The lemon verbena tea is used for treatment against cold (it is very pleasant for kids).
Lemon verbena is mostly consumed as a beverage. However, it can be greatly combined with chicken or fish. Last but not least, in Greece it is used as an ingredient for some traditional sweet deserts, like halva and jams.
April 17, 2015
Health Benefits of Lemon Verbena
Learn AboutLemon VerbenaBenefits Health Benefits Lemon verbena is used for digestive disorders including indigestion, gas, colic, diarrhea and constipation. This herb has also positive effect for agitation, joint pain, insomnia, asthma, colds and fever. Moreover, lemon verbena is helpful for some skin disorders, like hemorrhoids, varicose veins, skin conditions and chills. Lemon verbena contains a [...]
April 17, 2015
Side Effects of Lemon Verbena
Learn AboutLemon VerbenaSide Effects Lemon verbena is safe for most people when consumed in amounts found in alcoholic beverages. It also seems to be safe when taken in appropriate amounts as a medicine. It can cause skin irritation (dermatitis) in some people. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the [...]