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Lemon Verbena Extract (Aloysia triphylla.)
Plant Part Used: Whole herb
Specification: 12:1; 20:1
Lemon Verbena is a deciduous perennial shrub. It grows to a height of 3 to 7 meters and exudes a powerful lemony scent. It prefers full sun, a lot of water, and a light loam soil. It is sensitive to cold, losing leaves at temperatures below 0}C although the wood is hardy to -10}C. Lemon Verbena, if covered with some straw, cut down and kept free from very moist conditions, will also withstand up to a -15}C frost and will make new leaves in spring. The light green leaves are lancet-shaped, and its tiny flowers bloom lavender or white in August or September.
1. Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemony flavor to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings and beverages.
2. It also is used to make herbal teas and can be used to make a sorbet.
3. Anti-Candida albicans activity.
4. In European Union, Verbena essential oils and derivatives other than absolute are prohibited when used as a fragrance ingredient.