Lippia Citriodora

Scientific Name: Lippia Citriodora H.B. & K.
Synonyms: Aloysia Triphylla (L’Herit) Britton, Aloysia Citriodora Ort. Et Palan, Verbena Triphylla L’Herit
English Name: Lemon Verbena

Other Names in English: Sweet Scented Verbena, Herba Louisa, Real Vervain, Lemon Scented Verbena, Lemon Vervena Lippia
Family: Verbenaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot and dry
1- Brew 5 grams of it each time and drink it instead of tea. It is antipyretic, antispasmodic, anti-fatigue, tranquilizer and calm the nerves, is effective for strengthening the stomach, relieving abdominal pain, gripes and reducing bloating, is useful for relieving heart palpitations, relieving migraines, relieving dizziness and ear whistling.
2- Its freshly smashed poultice is useful for wound healing.


It is a plant of the Verbenaceae family, it is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 2 meters in height. The leaves are simple, whole, green, long oval, pointed, and a few leaves come out of a spot, and if rubbed, the scent of lemon emanates from it.

Chemical Constituents

The oil was characterized by a high content of monoterpenes (69.2 %) and moderate levels of sesquiterpenes (29.1 %). Although the oxygenated fraction was dominant (total = 55.5 %: 43.6 % as monoterpenes and 11.9 % as sesquiterpenes), the levels of hydrocarbon terpenoids were also notable (total = 42.8 %: 25.6 % as monoterpenes and 17.2 % as sesquiterpenes). Limonene (17.7 %) was the principal component, which, together with the citral isomers, geranial (10.1 %) and neral (9.8 %), make the oil obtained from this Jordanian species with characteristic flavor and fragrance. 1,8-Cineole (11.7 %), γ-terpineol (3.4 %), β-caryophyllene (2.6 %), α-curcumene (6.3 %), spathulenol (4.6 %), and caryophyllene oxide (3.1 %) were also identified as major compounds.

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