Lemon Verbena, scientifically known as Lippia Citriodora. It is part of the Verbenaceae family of plants, which includes about 250 species. It is native in Western South America and was brought to Europe by the Spanish in the 17th century. It is a perennial deciduous plant with height 1 to 2.5 meters, with lanceolate serrated, pale green leaves and small white or red flowers, strong scent and lemon flavor.
The leaves, the young shoots and the essential oils of Lemon Verbena are used for culinary, pharmaceutical and cosmetic uses, such as in perfumery, confectionary, beverages and other.
- Luisa in all its forms such as tea, as infusion, as tincture and as essential oil, helps in detoxifying the body and eliminating unnecessary fluids.
- Accelerates the burning of cellulite. This helps reducing obesity, tighten the skin, regulate metabolism, appetite and diuresis.
- Relieves migraines and fights the bad breath.
HOW TO USE:
As beverage: After boiling the water, remove from the heat, add the recommended dose of the herb, cover and leave for 5-10 minutes. Then strain and drink. Louisa can be enjoyed both as hot and cold drink
As infusion: The infusion is indicated for hard plant parts such as roots, stems and hard leaves. In this case, boil the recommended dose of the herb for 5 minutes, strain it and drink it.
As essential Oil: It derives from the distillation of the herb and just 2,3 drops are enough to be used for external use. To detox the skin, add 2, 3 drops of boiling water or 4, 5 drops on a piece of fabric for gynaecological problems, rheumatism, nerve pain, cervical on headaches.