Lemon Verbena

Botanical Name Lippia citriodora or Aloysia triphylla 
Botanical family Verbenaceae 
Origin Morocco 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Aerial parts 
Note Middle Top 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid   
Color colorless to pale yellow 
Odor sweet, fresh, lemony 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Aliphatic aldehydes (40%): geranial, neral 
Monoterpene alcohols (15%): geraniol, alpha-terpineol, nerol 
Sesquiterpenes (15–20%): caryophyllene, farnesene, curcumene 
Esters (5–6%): neryl acetate, geranyl acetate 
Sesquiterpenols (5%): nerolidol, spathulenol 
Therapeutic properties  1. Powerful anti-inflammatory
2. Calming, soothing, sedative
3. Antilithiatic
4. Eupeptic  
5. Analgesic
6. Vesicular and pancreatic stimulant   
7. Narrow-spectrum anti-infective
Main therapeutic indications 1. nterocolitis, Crohn’s disease, cholecystitis
2. Cystitis, kidney stones
3. Angst, stress, insomnia, depression
4. Multiple sclerosis
5. Psoriasis
6. Asthma
7. Arterial hypertension, coronaritis, tachycardia
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