Botanist's Glossary

Verbena Lemon - Lippia Citriodora

  • Description
    • Lemon verbena (Verbenaceae family) is a perennial plant with a woody stem. It is grown for its leaves, which have a captivating lemony scent. In French, the plant is often called "verveine citronelle" (literally, citronella verbena). Although the plant is native to the Andes of South America, it is not frost hardy and can only stay in the ground in European climates that have a mild winter.
  • Traditions
    • Lemon verbena has an important place in the herb trade, as infusions of its leaves stimulate digestion and promote relaxation. It is also used to flavor many culinary preparations.
  • Properties
    • Lemon verbena leaf extract is used for its toning and refreshing properties and its invigorating lemony scent.

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