Verbena Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Lippia citriodora, Lippia javanica

Lemon Verbena, Herb Louisa

Source Location

Plant part used

France

Leaves

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distilled

pale greenish-yellow

Consistency

Aroma Strength

 

Medium

Fragrance

Sweet, fresh and lemony

Benefits/Uses/Systems

Liver health: liver congestion, hangover, digest fats, cirrhosis; respiratory tract, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchial spasms, nasal congestion; hypertension,

heart palpitations; stress, insomnia, depression, and nervous fatigue; digestive system: indigestion, flatulence, stomach spasm, stomach ache, nausea, stimulates the appetite, constipation, pancreas support; hormone/endocrine support: thyroid, gonadotropic, testicular, ovarian; skin support, blemishes, oily skin and hair, gones, wounds, ulcers, parasites, psoriasis; cystitis, frigidity, impotence

Blends Well With

Lemon, Elemi, Neroli, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, Geranium, Lavender, Rose Otto, Bergamot, Patchouli

Main Constituents

borneol, geraniol, nerol, limonene, a-terpineol, citronellol, a-farnesene, myrcene, 1,8-cineole

Properties

digestive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, emollient, insecticide, tonic, sedative, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-viral, aphrodisiac, febrifuge, hepatic, insecticide, stomachic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, digestive, hepato-biliary stimulant, carminative

Safety

Phototoxic. Avoid in pregnancy.