There is a wonder herb in Mallorca that you should get to know. Lemon Verbena nowadays is a largely undervalued medicinal herb. The plant contains a strong lemon-scented essential oil that has calming and digestive qualities. It has a gentle sedative action and a reputation for soothing abdominal discomfort.
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Zappania citrodora Lam. Aloysia citrodora , lemon verbena , is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native to South America. Other common names include lemon beebrush.
Lemon verbena is a perennial shrub or subshrub growing to 2—3 metres 6. The 8 centimetres 3. Sprays of tiny purple or white flowers appear in late spring or early summer, although potted lemon verbenas may not flower. Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemon flavor to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades , salad dressings , jams, puddings, Greek yogurt , and beverages.
As the plant has several phytochemicals which may act as substrates for drug-metabolizing enzymes, lemon verbena may cause herb-drug interactions. The first European botanist who publicly noticed this plant was the French Philibert Commerson , who collected in Buenos Aires on his botanical circumnavigation with Bougainville , about Unofficial importations from Spanish America seldom fared well: when another French botanist Joseph Dombey landed his collections at Cadiz in , the plants were impounded and left to rot in warehouses, while Dombey was refused permission even to have seeds planted.
Among the bare handful of plants Dombey had assembled during eight years at Lima, lemon verbena survived. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Species of plant. Retrieved Barra RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. Retrieved 16 June Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. The new perfume handbook 2nd ed. Retrieved 2 June US Food and Drug Administration. Society of Chemical Industry.
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Britton, Aloysia citriodora Cav. Sensory quality Lemon verbena has an unusually pure, fruity lemon note; it is more intense than many other lemon-scented herbs see lemon myrtle for an overview. Another plant worth mentioning is L. Consume of this plant is not without risk, due to the high camphor content. Etymology The name vervaine goes back to a Latin noun verbena leafy branch. Some foreign names of lemon verbena contain an element referring to Louise, e.