LIPPIA CITRIODORA

LIPPIA CITRIODORA

FAMILY :: VERBENACEAE
LEMON VERBENA: A tender, semi deciduous shrub or small tree from Argentina and Chile with a strong, somewhat heavy lemon flavor and scent. Has bright green leaves in whorls of three or four and minute white flowers. Also classified as Aloysia triphylla. This plant is easily kept in a pot with sandy rich soil and much light. Makes a great tea. Antispasmodic, stomachic.

LIPPIA DULCIS

LIPPIA DULCIS

FAMILY :: VERBENACEAE
AZTEC SWEET HERB, ORASÚS: A low growing plant always covered with small white cone flowers. Has a wonderful scent and a very sweet taste. Once considered a possibility for commercial use as a sugar substitute until studies showed high doses caused thyroid cancer in rats. Now being researched as a flavoring. Don’t feed to rats.

The leaves are used as a remedy for bronchitis and dry, hacking coughs. The flowers are chewed for toothache. Grow in shady areas, with moisture, where the temperature doesn’t drop below 30°. Grows well in a pot as a house plant. The leaves turn purple if given too much light.

NASHIA INAUGUENSIS

NASHIA INAUGUENSIS

FAMILY :: VERBENACEAE
MOUJEAN TEA: A small shrub with tiny, shiny, pleasantly scented leaves and small cream colored flowers and bead-like orange fruit. The leaves, when dried are used as a vanilla flavored tea. Grow in full sun in well-drained soil. From the Bahamas.