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Aloysia citriodora/triphylla
Lemon verbena
Family:
Verbenaceae


picture: mid-August 2004

Origin:
Chile, Argentina, Peru

Type:
perennial

Flowering/Fruiting:
tba as we observe this location through the seasons.(see also comments)

Part used:
fresh or dried leaves, essential oil

Actions:
sedative, antispasmodic, antipyretic

Uses:
as a relaxing tea, for nervous disturbances, colds, fever, and minor digestive disorders (indigestion, colic, flatulence)

Catchtail Comments:
This happy plant is currently residing in our outdoor shower which is much like a greenhouse. Needless to say it is very, very cozy there! Brushing against it will release a wonderful refreshing lemon aroma.

Links:
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/v/verlem05.html
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/LEMON_VERBENA.html

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