Lemon verbena, known by its botanical name Aloysia citrodora, is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.
It is rich in antioxidants like verbascoside and rosmarinic acid that can help reduce oxidative stress in the body. Additionally, lemon verbena is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that can help to alleviate symptoms of inflammatory conditions like arthritis and gout.
The plant also contains essential oils with potential antimicrobial activity against various types of bacteria responsible for causing infections. Lemon verbena is also rich in flavonoids such as luteolin which have been shown to promote digestion, reduce inflammation and boost immune function.
Finally, it's commonly used in aromatherapy to treat anxiety and promote relaxation due to its soothing aroma which contains compounds such as geraniol and limonene known for their calming effects on the nervous system.
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