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If you want a fresh scent in the apartment or in the winter garden, bring the lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora) into the house.
Great fragrance, great taste
A lemon verbena is also suitable for outdoors, but firstly, you cannot enjoy the wonderful scent there as indoors, and secondly, it could be that the plant does not survive the winter. Because she doesn't like too low temperatures. So it's best to position it indoors. The lemon verbena is also called lemon shrub. The scent of lemon verbena promotes concentration and improves the indoor climate.
It comes from South America
A lemon verbena needs a sunny place and you also have to water it regularly. Otherwise, it is very easy to care for. In winter it loses its leaves and it likes frost-free and moderately bright. But here, too, you shouldn't forget to water. It originally comes from South America. With the right controls, however, it can be planted worldwide.
You can eat the leaves
The leaves of the lemon verbena not only smell wonderful, they also taste wonderful. So you can add them to salads, sauces or meat. If you dry them, you can brew a tasty tea from them. This plant is not only pretty to look at, it also smells good and is also a welcome guest in the kitchen.
The lemon verbena repels mosquitoes
In aromatherapy, lemon verbena is seen as a digestive, appetizing, stimulating and exhilarating. If you suck the rough leaves, then you can wonderfully clean your tongue. The lemon verbena also effectively repels mosquitoes, flies and other insects. As you can see, this plant is a real all-rounder.