Lippia alba (Mill.) N. E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson — Overview

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Lippia alba is an aromatic shrub in the Verbenaceae family that is native to Mesoamerica, but cultivated around the world for its medicinal and aromatic properties (Indian Biodiversity Portal et al., 2013). Common names for this plant include Juanilama (Costa Rica), Erva Cidreira (Brazil), Prontoalivio (Colombia), and Salvia Morada (Argentina) (United Nations, 2005). This plant is usually 1-2 meters in height, and has woody, upright stems that have sessile, lavender and white flowers (United Nations, 2005). The leaves are used in many countries around the world, and are most commonly infused in tea for their digestive and relaxing properties (Bernhardt, 2008).

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