Lemon verbena

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lemon verbena
Aloysia triphylla1.jpg
Scientific classification
A. citrodora
Binomial name
Aloysia citrodora

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

  1. "Aloysia citrodora Palau". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2010-02-04. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. 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