Lemon Verbena Aloysia citriodora

  • Common Names
  • Lemon Verbena , vervain
  • Botanical Name
  • Aloysia citriodora
  • Syn. A. triphylla
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Lemon Verbena

Side Effects | Plant & Garden|

How to Use: Lemon Verbena

Lemon verbena is used primarily as a culinary herb, but it also makes a delightful medicinal herb tea that soothes stomach spasms and calm nerves and reduces fevers. The sweet, lemony scent is found in perfumes, soaps and sachets.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :

In the Kitchen: Use lemon verbena leaves fresh or dried to flavor, fish, poultry, vegetable dishes and salad dressings.Sweet but complex lemon fragrance.

Lemon Verbena Side Effects: none noted

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Plant Description

  • Flowers:Spikes of tiny lavender or white flowers
  • Plant Class:Decidous Perennial Shrub
  • Leaves: Lance shaped light green leaves
  • Fruit:
  • Preferred Habitat: Warm, sunny climates, cold sensitive
  • Flowering Season:late summer
  • Distribution:Native to Chile, Argentina and Peru. Introduced to Europe in the 17th Century

How to Grow Lemon Verbena

Tender, woody shrub hardy to Zones 9 and 10 in the US. Does best in full sun and rich, well drained soil. Potted plants grow up to 5 feet in height are wintered indoors before the first frost.