Lemon verbena or lemon beebrush has its origin in South America but is now available globally. The scientific name of lemon verbena is Aloysia Citrodora. The shrub has a lemon fragrance and hence the name lemon verbena. It is mainly used as a food and flavoring agent. The leaves are used in salads and a variety of culinary dishes. It has several medicinal properties and the herb is today widely used due to its numerous health benefits. It is consumed in the form of tea. The leaves are dried and boiled and the concoction is used as tea.
Mentioned Below Are The Various Health Benefits Of Lemon Verbena Tea:
Good For The Muscles
It has large amount of antioxidants which prevents damage to muscles during work outs. It does not hamper the development of muscle mass and also improves stamina. It is best to have this tea prior to starting your workout session.
Good For Arthritis And Joint Pains
The presence of antioxidants helps in reduction of the inflammations. Lemon verbena tea is therefore of great use in reducing arthritis and pain in the joints as it helps in reducing inflammation and also helps in healing.
Helps In Weight Reduction
Lemon verbena tea improves the metabolic activity of the body and thereby helps in burning of fats. It has hardly an calories and hence this tea is a must if you are planning to lose weight.
Our immune system can become weak as a result of oxidative stress. A weak immune system can result in a number of diseases and our body becomes weak. Lemon verbena tea is found to decrease this oxidative stress and there it is believed that it also increase the while blood corpuscles count. Thus it is instrumental in increasing the immune power of the body.
Acts As Antipyretic And Adiaphoretic
Lemon verbena tea is an adiaphoretic (helps in inducing sweat) and thereby helps in reducing fevers. It thus acts as an antipyretic. It also reduces inflammation.
Good For The Digestive System
It is good for the digestive system and helps in reducing spasms and bloating which can cause general discomfort. It has a soothing effect on the digestive system and hence is found to be good for issues related to the gastrointestinal system.
Good For The Respiratory System
Lemon verbena tea is a good expectorant and helps in elimination of mucus from the respiratory system. It helps in removing the phlegm from the respiratory system and hence is good for the respiratory tract.
Acts As A Stress Buster
This herbal concoction helps in maintaining the hormonal balance and has a calming effect on the nerves. Hence it is useful in getting relief from stress and anxiety.
Useful As A Sedative
Lemon verbena tea acts as a mild sedative and hence it is useful in inducing sleep. It is therefore used in the treatment of insomnia.
Useful In Treating Cold Sores
Since this herbal infusion has antiviral properties it can be used in the treatments of cold sores in an effective manner.
Useful Against Cellulite
This has been found to be useful in breaking down of cellulite. It thus has a calming and healing effect on the skin.
Useful Against Acne And Cyst
It can be used externally to away with acne and cyst. The antioxidant properties of lemon verbena are useful in giving relief from acne and cyst.
Helps In Reducing Puffiness
This is one more way of using the mixture for external application. It is found to effectively reduce puffiness.
Good For Women
It can be used in regularizing the menstrual cycle in women. It is also found to be useful in giving relief from symptoms of PMS in case of women.
Good For The Heart
It is useful in reducing palpitations and is overall good for the heart. It has a calming effect.
Lemon verbena tea thereby has several health benefits. However it should be avoided with those suffering from kidney stones or diseases related to the kidney. It is always advisable to seek medical opinion before making use of the herb.
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