Lippia citriodora Kunth
Kosher certified

Verbena Essential oil Morocco

Lippia citriodora Kunth
Botanical family : Huile essentielle
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Flowering tops
Harvest period :
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F
M
A
M
J
J
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D

CAS TSCA : 8024-12-2


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Citral like

The plant in depth

Verbena, a somewhat scraggly shrub, is much loved for the powerful lemon scent of its foliage. This fragrance led to the plant being nicknamed lemon verbena. The waffled leaves are of a pretty shade of bright green and are covered in secretory glands containing the essential oil. Summertime is when its small, pale lavender flowers bloom, forming terminal spikes. The flowering stems are reaped in July and August and immediately distilled. The resulting essential oil is herbaceous, with a refreshing citral character. The aromatic verbena, Lippia citriodora, should not be confused with lemongrass, Verbena officinalis, with properties similar to those of melissa or lemon balm, or with the verbena used for herbal tea, Dracocephalum moldavica.

Originally from Latin America (Chile, Peru, and Argentina), verbena was introduced to Europe by 17th-century Spanish conquistadors. It is now grown around the Mediterranean basin, especially in France and North Africa, as well as in the West Indies, Réunion Island, and India. Verbena has many botanical names: Lippia citriodora, Aloysia citriodora Aloysia triphylla, Lippia triphylla, and Verbena triphylla. The common name comes from the Latin verbēnnae, referring to branches of laurel, olive, myrtle, and verbena, clustered together. With time, this term came to mean only verbena.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Yellow to amber yellow liquid
Constituents Limonene, citral


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary


Ranges

Aromatherapy range

Food range