Originating from Peru and Chile, the west coast of South America, the Spanish brought it to Europe in the 17th century and was named Aloysia citriodora, in honor of Princess Parma and later Queen of Spain Maria Louise.
According to research, lemon verbena, in combination with omega-3 fatty acids, enhances memory and provides spiritual clarity. Flavonoid luteolin has the potential to reduce levels of inflammation by up to 70%, which prevents cell degeneration, which is responsible for impaired brain functions, thereby enhancing concentration and perception.The essential oil of verbena contains citrus, quinol, lemonene and geraniol, tannins, flavonoids and lozenges. It also contains the active substances vernenaline and barbarin.
It is known for its contribution to slimming, burns fat, reduces fluid retention, fights cellulite and helps detoxify the body.
Combined with proper nutrition and exercise, it supports diets, increases metabolism and enhances the health and overall well-being of the body, while helping significantly to tighten the skin.
It is recommended against stomach ailments, against indigestion, gastralgia, stomach cramps, is anticonvulsant and extremely digestive.
Suitable for bloating, flatulence, gastric colitis and intestinal disorders.
It has antipyretic action, and is considered effective in case of diarrhea. Despite its tonic nature, it has the ability to give a quiet sleep, eliminating tension and stress.
It has a mild aphrodisiac effect and combats bad breath.
It is a natural diuretic, so it is recommended for those who tend to build kidney stones.
It relieves migraine headaches, nerve pain and otitis media.
Increases endurance of muscles under chronic stress conditions.
Improves mobility of joints in arthritis sufferers. It restores inflammatory factors in people with multiple sclerosis.
It has digestive, calming and toning action on the nervous system, fights hypertension.
A study by Melbourne's Baker Institute has shown that hydroxytyrosol, a component of lysozyme, destroys K562 cancerous red blood cells (but not peripheral blood mononuclear cells) and prevents their proliferation.
It should be avoided by children, during pregnancy and lactation.