AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

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. In addition, it has anti-Candida albicans activity.

Other Details

The essential oil of lemon verbena is used as fragrance in room freshners.


1. Santos-Gomes, Paula C., Manuel Fernandes-Ferreira, and Ana MS Vicente. "Composition of the essential oils from flowers and leaves of Vervain [Aloysia triphylla (L'Herit.) Britton] grown in Portugal." Journal of Essential Oil Research 17.1 (2005): 73-78.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Geranial 29.5
2Neral 22.9
3Limonene 15.4

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