Lemon Verbena Hydrosol
Lemon Verbena Hydrosol is less "lemony" and a bit less tangy than either Lemongrass Hydrosol or Melissa Hydrosol. It has a pleasant aroma that is both citrusy and slightly green and floral.
Lippia citrodora/Aloysia triphylla
Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).
Reported Properties, Uses and Applications
Suzanne Catty refers to Lemon Verbena Hydrosol as sedating and "a powerful mental relaxant and stress buster." Emotionally, she suggests its use for building confidence. She reports that Lemon Verbena Hydrosol is a strong anti-inflammatory, and recommends its use as a mouthwash. Topically, she states that it is useful for normal and combination skin. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 107.]
Len and Shirley Price report that Lemon Verbena Hydrosol possesses the following properties: anti-inflammatory, balancing, calming, digestive, general tonic." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 96.]
Jeanne Rose states that Lemon Verbena Hydrosol is stimulating. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 173.]
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