Lemon Verbena Essential Oil: A Magical Product Of Nature

Lemon Verbena Essential Oil A Magical Product Of Nature
Lemon Verbena Essential Oil A Magical Product Of Nature

In this article, you are going to discover uses, medical benefits, effectiveness, side-effects of Lemon Verbena.

Are you a big fan of Aromatherapy? Are you looking for something which has excellent aromatic property as well as therapeutic (healing) property?

If this is the case, then your search ends here. This item is known as Lemon Verbena Essential Oil. Let’s discuss more on this!

What Is Lemon Verbena Essential Oil?

This essential oil can be used for various purpose. This solution is extracted from Lemon Verbena (Botanical name: Aloysia citrodara) which is a perennial shrub. The leaves of this shrub are distilled with steam to extract the essential oil from it.

Lemon Verbena (shrub) nowadays are grown in Europe and tropics. Its extraordinary properties are renowned in the whole world. Undoubtedly this plant can be considered as one of the best substitutes to the allopathy chemical medications.

It has so many benefits and uses making this item a phenomenal one. The essential oil extracted from the plant is again an exceptional product. More about this solution is discussed below.

This oil shall not be confused or mistaken with those of “Spanish Verbena” which is referred by the same by the same term, verbena oil. The property of this two substance is like chalk and cheese.

Lemon Verbena Essential Oil Chemical Composition

When it comes to the composition of this essential oil, Citral is one of the principal constituent present in it. Other volatile oils which are part of this solution are limonene, myrcene, borneol, linalool, geraniol, nerol, dipentene and flavonoids.

Lemon Verbena Essential Oil Physical Properties

As the name indicates, lemon verbena oil has a fresh lemony aroma.It is pale yellow or pale olive in color. As mentioned above it is extracted from leaves of the shrub known as Lemon Verbena.

Lemon Verbena Essential Oil Benefits

There are numerous benefits of this solution to be utilized by human beings. If you love something like aromatherapy, then this is one of the best products available in the market for you. As an additional advantage, you will have something which is also known for healing some major and shared health issue.

Apart from these, it is something which can be used for beauty care. Now knowing all this, don’t you feel this essential oil is phenomenal!This could be a real surprise for you. It can also be used for culinary purposes. Yes believe it, this is true.

Now let us discuss the above said benefits of this exceptional item in detail, one by one:

  • Excellent Aroma

If you are a big fan of fragrances and also likes citrus smell a lot, then you are bound to stop at this moment. This fantastic item is something which you need to meet your both requirement.

This beautiful oil has an intense lemon scent, and it uplifts the aroma effectively. The use of this scent makes the atmosphere of your home a bright one, instilling a positive energy. This solution is balanced with warm fruity floral undertones, and woody citrus, thus giving a splendid fragrance.

Now, let’s come to the main benefit, the aromatherapy. This superb item works as an anti-depressant and makes you feel calm and relaxed. By the physiological level, the theories say this thing as an anti-inflammatory agent as it aids in getting relief from pain associated with joint stiffness and more.

Further, definitely this essential oil is very much useful in common issues like those of melancholy, apathy, fatigue depression and more. With all such aromatic benefits of that, its not a bad idea to try it on your diffuser. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and take maximum advantage of it.

  • Therapeutic Properties

As the name indicates, therapy is one of the key benefits of this essential oil. It deals with various illness and makes your body free such ailments. It alleviates the digestive system problems, lessens feverish cold and much more. The oil is a fantastic liver tonic also which helps in flushing out toxins of the body.

Women’s will simply love this oil when they will come to know about its benefits during the time of their menstrual cycle accompanied by the symptoms of PMS. Its calming action enhances the sexual drive, especially in women.

Because of its antipyretic properties, this item is very much useful when you suffer from problems like a cough and cold. If you are suffering from problems like diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion and more likewise, then this solution is one the best item which will have a soothing impact on it.

Again, alcohol lovers will love this item too, as it is one of the effective hangover treatment after overconsumption of alcohol. This is a great advantage for us, isn’t it? In further serious problems like heart issues, palpitations, sinus congestion this essential oil is very much effective. It aids in calming such troubles.

Moreover, this oil is also a good insect repellent keeping the insects at bay from you. It even fights H.pylori which is a pathogen responsible for causing gastro-duodenal diseases. All these are enough to give a fair idea how much powerful this oil is.

You can also give a try to Turmeric Essential Oil.

  • Beauty Care

Now, by knowing this I am sure you will be very much interested in knowing how this product helps in improving or maintaining your beauty. Well, it helps in curing and preventing various skin problems which are very much common these days.

One of such issue is ageing. The protective anti oxidants of lemon verbena essential oil prevent your skin from the ageing problem. This luscious elixir thus even prevents oxidative skin damage and repair muscle tissue.

Beauty Care
Beauty Care

This essential oil helps in breaking down of cellulite which, leads to healing, calming and toning impact on your skin. It is also useful in the treatment of another big common skin issue known as acne.

This item diminishes the acne as well as cysts, puffiness. It also acts as a hair tonic. With all these isn’t it a fantastic item to use? Obviously, all these facts could tempt anyone to try this essential oil.

  • Culinary Uses

Don’t be surprised now on knowing this. If any suspicion is going through your mind, then you shall think that citrus (lemon) is one of the essential component of this oil. We all are aware regarding the benefits of lemon with respect to our health, skin care, and culinary uses. So there shall be no odd feeling regarding this magical oil.

The fine flavour of lemon verbena essential oil makes it a key ingredient in salad dressings, jams, puddings, poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, beverages and more. It is also used in preparing an herbal tea which is one of the best methods of intaking this oil.

Lemon Verbena Essential Oil As Salad Dressing
Lemon Verbena Essential Oil As Salad Dressing

It can be added in dishes like baked custard and ice creams. It is considered as a taste enhancer. The oil can be used as an alternative for lemon in cuisines consists of fish, chicken, rice and salads.  In simple words, this item can be used everywhere where we can use lemon.

Here, for the cooking purposes and dressing, you can also use Avocado Oil.

All these are enough for you to know how much beneficiary this item is for you. You shall take a note that this essential oil is having properties like antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic and more. All these helps your body both in fighting various diseases as well as preventing some common health problems.

How To Use  Lemon Verbena Essential Oil?

We have discussed enough of the benefits of this wonderful item, now its time for you to know what to do to take maximum advantage of it. One the best method to intake herbal tea consisting lemon verbena. To prepare this, you need to steep lemon verbena leaves in hot water.

Other ways to use lemon verbena essential oil are as follows:

  • Burners And Vaporisers

With vapour therapy, this oil can be used to deal with issues of nervous systems, stress and depression.In this aromatherapy, your mood is refreshed and you feel better.

Burners and Vaporisers
Burners and Vaporisers
  • Blended Massage Oil/ In Bath Tub

This is another best method through which you can take maximum benefit of this particular product. Using it in your bath (by dilution) or as a massage oil, it will boost your liver function, aids is relieving from the respiratory problem, skin problem and more. Again, using this oil in such form will make you feel refreshed and energetic.

  • Cream Or Lotion

Using a cream or lotion blended with lemon verbena is very useful for your skin. This will reduce puffiness, ultimately making your skin a great one.

These are the common methods to use this Essential Oil. To take maximum benefit of this item, it is advised to take an expert opinion considering few things which are discussed below.


We must understand that everything has its own pros and cons. This is no reason to worry for you when it comes to the usage of Lemon Verbena Essential Oil. There is just one small precaution which you need to take while using it.

It must be kept in mind by you that due to presence high level of citrus in the solution problems like sensitization could occur and will be phototoxic in nature. Thus, it shall be never be used in undiluted form.

Use some base oils, sandalwood, lavender, rose otto, patchouli and more. It is always better to take a second opinion before using it to ensure nothing adverse will happen.


There is hardly anything left to say now regarding this wonderful and magical essential oil. As said earlier, it is a solution which is a replacement of lemon when it comes to benefits and is more powerful than lemon. You came to know about various therapeutic properties of this item and trust me very products are there in nature which is having such a potential and advantage.

Many specialists especially aromatherapist strongly recommend this oil for treatment of problems like stress, depression and all. Although real Lemon Verbena Essential oil could be expensive for you, but if you love the aroma and wants any aromatherapeutic oil, then this is one of the best you can get from nature.

Dr.M.Gopi Krishna is a renowned professor in the dept. of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya kalpana at Sri Jagadguru Gavisiddheshwara Ayurvedic Medical College & Post Graduate Research Center.He has personally made around 250 Ayurvedic preparations and self dispense in his own clinic for his patients.