Lemon Verbena

Aloysia citriodora

Lemon Verbena is a plant native to South America that the Spaniards brought to Europe in the 17th century. The soil and climatic conditions in Greece proved to be ideal for its development resulting in its excellent quality. The characteristic lemon-like smell and its lemony taste offer one delightfully refreshing drink. Modern research results indicate the presence of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in the leaves of Lemon Verbena, due mainly to their wide variety content of phenolic components.

A herb useful for obesity?
The pharmacological effects of Lemon verbena polyphenols may aid clinical applications in obesity. Studies conducted in animal models showed a significant improvement in fat metabolism.

A herb aiding in a calm mood and abdominal distension
EMA recommends a Lemon verbena beverage to relieve the mild symptoms of mental stress as well as to treat mild digestive disorders and discomforts such as bloating and flatulence.


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