Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla)
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An essential oil obtained from the leaves is extensively used in perfumery[7, 61]. An average yield of 0.5% is obtained. There is some evidence that the use of this oil can sensitise the skin to sunlight and so its use has been largely replaced by the tropical plant lemongrass, Cymbopogon spp..
The dried leaves retain their fragrance well and so are used in pot-pourri.
The growing plant repels midges, flies and other insects. The essential oil is an effective insecticide in 1 – 2% concentration.
Cultivation & Habitat
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