Lemon Verbena can be used as a face cleanser. In its oil form, it can contribute to wound healing. Also, it has been observed that it can treat migraines, nerve pain and ear pain. It is generally used to detoxify the body. Lemon Verbena is also prescribed for bad mouth.
Lemon Verbena was first brought in Europe in the 17th century by the Spanish.
The French botanist Philibert Commerson was the one to name it Aloysia triphylla, but after he had brought it to the Madrid Royal Gardens, Casimiro Gomez Ortega, a Spanish doctor, and Antonio Paulau, a botanist, gave it its new name, Aloysia citriodora, to honor Louisa Maria Teresa, Princess of Parma, who later became King Carlos’ IV wife and the Queen of Spain. Agapios, a monk who lived during the 7th century, mentions the many therapeutic properties of Lemon Verbena in his book Agricultural. Castor Durant prescribed it as an infusion to treat stomach disorders and as an effective digestive. As such it is still being widely used today.
Nowadays, Lemon Verbena is one of the most popular medicinal herbs in the world for its effectiveness in slimming, fat burning, fighting fluid retention and therefore in reducing cellulite. It is considered extremely effective since it has the ability to burn fat, while fighting off cellulite.
Moreover, Lemon Verbena relaxes the stomach and the digestive system, and therefore it is prescribed for indigestion, bloating, stomach colic and intestinal disorders. It can have an antipyretic effect and is also very effectual in treating diarrhea and bleeding.
It is among the stimulant herbs, but also has the ability to offer a peaceful sleep, by soothing tension and stress.
It is known for its diuretic effect, so it is recommended to patients with a tendency to form kidney stones (nephrolithiasis).
According to scientific research, lemon verbena combined with omega-3 fatty acids, enhances memory and gives spiritual clarity.