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Lemon verbena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Aloysia
Species: A. citrodora
Binomial name
Aloysia citrodora

Lemon verbena, or Aloysia citrodora is a type of flowering plant in the verbena family. Common names are Lemon Verbena and Lemon Beebrush. Its tiny flowers bloom purple or white in late summer.[1]


Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemony taste to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings, and beverages. It also is used to make herb tea. [2]


  1. "Aloysia citrodora Palau". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  2. "Anti-Candida activity of Brazilian medicinal plants" (abstract), TEIXEIRA DUARTE Marta Cristina et al., Journal of ethnopharmacology, 2005, vol. 97, no2, pp. 305-311