LEMON VERBENA LEAF - Lippia citriodora
Although native to South America, lemon verbena is grown around the world.
The plant has small blossoms and pointed, narrow leaves. Essential oils can be extracted from the leaves and used in aromatherapies, and when the leaves are dried they can be brewed as a lovely herbal "tea".
This herb can provide a number of protective health benefits because of it's high antioxidant content.
Noteable purported health benefits include:
- Promotes digestional health, may help to relieve an upset tummy and may assist nausea, indigestion and flatulence.
- May be useful in helping to relieve coughs, congestion and mucous build up due to it's expectorant properties.
- High antioxidant levels may help to boost the immune system.
- May assist as a calmative with stress and anxiety. The compounds in this herb help to balance hormones in the body.
- May act as an anti-inflammatory assisting with joint pain and even muscle repair.
- May be used to assist in treating fever and possesses qualities which may help fight colds and flu.
- May help to boost energy levels and metabolism.
Beneficial for the skin.
It is your duty of care to seek professional medical advice before relying only on the benefits of herbs/teas for health purposes. Pregnant women should seek the advice of a medical professional