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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Aloysia citrodora essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemon verbena
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemon flavor to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings, Greek yogurt and beverages. It also is used to make herbal teas, or added to standard tea in place of actual lemon (as is common with Moroccan tea). It can also be used to make a sorbet.

Other Details

In the European Union, Verbena essential oils (Lippia citriodora Kunth.) and derivatives other than absolute are prohibited when used as a fragrance ingredient


1. Crabas, Nicoletta, et al. "Extraction, separation and isolation of volatiles and dyes from Calendula officinalis L. and Aloysia triphylla (L'Her.) Britton by supercritical CO2." Journal of Essential Oil Research 15.4 (2003): 272-277.

2. Werdin, González JO, et al. "Biological activity of essential oils from Aloysia polystachya and Aloysia citriodora (Verbenaceae) against the soybean pest Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)." Natural product communications 5.2 (2010): 301-306.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Spathulenol 23.20
2Phytol 11.60

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Ar-Curcumene 4.60
2(E)-Nerolidol 3.80
3Geranial 2.30
4Geranic Acid 2.80
5Neral 1.40
6Geranyl Acetate 1.60
7Alpha-Terpineol 1.60
8Methyl Eugenol 0.30
91,8-Cineole 0.50
10Benzyl Alcohol 0.30
11Gamma-Cadinene 0.01
12(E)-Anethole 0.20
13Beta-Bisabolene 0.20
14Gamma-Curcumene 0.60
15Nerol 0.30
16(E)-Chrysanthenol 0.20
17Beta-Bourbonene 0.30
18Gamma-Muurolene 0.30
19Beta-Caryophyllene 0.01
201-Epi-Cubenol 0.40
21Beta-Guaiene 0.10
223-Octanol 0.30
23Beta-oplopenone 0.90
24Geraniol 0.50
25A-Bisabolol 0.40
26Carvone 0.50
27Allo-Aromadendrene 0.60
28Caryophyllene Oxide 0.01
29Geranyl Acetone 0.50
30Alpha-Cedrene 0.30
31Cedrol 0.70
32Hexadecanoic Acid 0.40
33Alpha-Copaene 0.50
34Cis-Sabinene Hydrate 0.30
35Ledol 0.80
36Alpha-Gurjunene 0.20
37Cubebol 0.50
38Limonene 0.50
39D-Cadinene 0.40
40Linalool 0.50
41Eugenol 0.10

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