(Lippia citriodora, Lippia triphylla, Aloysia citriodora, Aloysia triphylla)
Lemon verbena is a tall leafy bush with lanceolate and fragrant leaves and small, white or pink flowers. Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of leaves. Lemon verbena is spread over South America, and, since the 18th century, it is known in Europe as an ornamental and medicinal plant. Some people also prepare tea from its leaves and parts of stem.
Lemon verbena hydrolate is a by-product of steam distillation of fresh leaves. It is anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and cleans liver. It perfectly tones the entire body and relaxes it. It is especially good at managing the effects of stress and premenstrual syndrome. We can also enjoy it in the case of irritated stomach.
If it is mixed with home cosmetic preparations, it regulates functioning of the skin and revitalises it. Lemon verbena hydrolate can also be used to tonify normal and mixed skin.
It is also delicious when offered with to various beverages, sweets, and seafood.
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