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The lemon verbena is a medicinal plant par excellence, which has a citric flavor, very similar to lemon.

It is a plant native to South American countries. It is also a domestic plant, since it is resistant to sun and rain. The plantations of this herb are made for medicinal, commercial and even ornamental purposes, due to the attractiveness of its white and pink flowers.

This herb has been used for infusions, for fragrances in perfumes and also as a component of alcoholic beverages.

Lemon verbena provides many benefits to the body, which is why many people have included it in their daily routine.

Properties and Health Benefits of Lemon verbena

Lemon verbena helps fight oxidative stress and helps prevent aging and some diseases. Most of the organic compounds it contains are antioxidants, but of particular importance is camphene. The antioxidant properties of lemon verbena are ideal for fighting the power of free radicals, reducing the risk of cell damage and significantly delaying aging.

Digestive and carminative
Components of lemon verbena such as limonene and caryophyllene help reduce flatulence. For people who suffer from heartburn or sour stomach, lemon verbena tea is ideal. Lemon verbena is an ideal natural remedy for these cases. Besides, its flavor and aroma are very pleasant, and it can be taken easily.

Citral, another of its components, improves the response of the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells.

Most of the organic compounds in lemon verbena have anti-inflammatory power, which makes it a natural pain reliever for mild pain.

Thanks to its melatonin content, lemon verbena helps to fight insomnia and control nerves. As a medicinal plant, lemon verbena infusion is perfect for relaxing the body and eliminating insomnia. It also helps to counteract stress and lets people rest perfectly.

The camphene and terpene present in lemon verbena facilitate the elimination of mucus from the respiratory system in mild cases of bronchitis and colds.

Good for the liver
For the liver, lemon verbena is a great medicinal plant. Also in this case in infusion, as it promotes the well-being of the liver, helping it to function properly.

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