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August 04, 2021

Science > Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena

Common Name

Lemon Verbena

Scientific Name

Lippia citriodora


The plant of Lemon Verbena with scientific name of Lippia Citriodora from Verbenaceae family is a native plant to Chile, Peru, Argentina.This plant entered in Iran and in some parts of this country cultivated by companies of medicinal plants producer at the first time, due to medicinal properties, perfume and its pleasant flavor. This plant imported by French admiral in Europe about 1767 AD and French botanist, Filbert Commerce called the plant Aloysia Triphylla. This plant was named in honor of Maria Theresia, the king`s wife Charles IV of Spain and queen of Spain. For this reason this plant identifies with named of Yerba Louisa in Spain and with named of Lucia Lima in Portugal. These names were first introduced in the first volume of a botanical book was published in Spanish in 1784.

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