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Lemon verbena
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A. citrodora
Binomial name
Aloysia citrodora
Paláu

Lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora) is a type of flowering plant in the verbena family. It can also be called lemon beebrush. Its tiny flowers bloom purple or white in late summer.[1]

Uses

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]

References

  1. "Aloysia citrodora Palau". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2010-02-04. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?317750. 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