Lemon Verbena, scientifically known as Louise Lippiacitriodora, is part of the Verbenaceae family of plants (which includes about 250 species). It is native to Western South America and was brought to Europe by the Spanish in the 17th century. It is a perennial deciduous plant with a height of 1 to 2.5 meters, with lanceolate serrated, pale green leaves and small white or red flowers, strong scent and lemon flavor.
The leaves, the young shoots and the essential oils of Lemon Verbena are being used culinary, pharmaceutical and cosmetic uses, such as in perfumery, confectionary, beverages, etc. Generally, lemon verbena helps to detoxify the body, eliminate the superfluous water and accelerate the burning of cellulite either as a tea, beverage, tincture or essential oil. In this way it helps to reduce obesity, firm the skin, regulate the metabolism, appetite and diuresis. Consuming a cup of verbena, half an hour before meals for 1-2 months, effectively helps in weight loss. Also as a beverage, it is beneficial for diseases of the digestive system, such as diarrhea and bleeding and to relieve from migraines. Finally, the essential oil can be used in wounds, nerve pains, headaches and ear pain.
How to use:
Beverage: After boiling the water, remove from the heat, add the recommended dose of the herb, cover and leave for 5-10 minutes. Then strain and drink.
Infusion: The infusion is indicated for hard plant parts such as roots, stems and hard leaves. In this case, boil the recommended dose of the herb for 5 minutes, strain it and drink it.
Essential Oil (derived from the distillation of the herb and only): A minimal amount (one to two drops) can be used for external use.
Louisa can be enjoyed both as hot and cold drink.
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EUPHORIA SECRETS produces all of its products in privately-owned land, processing them at its private premises, following traditional practices for collection, using, however, modern techniques, in order to retain the high quality characteristics of each product. Products are then being packaged and forwarded to the market.Hygiene and production checks take place at all stages, starting from the field until the final point of disposal, in order to guarantee consistent quality to consumers.
The company is relatively new, has its headquarters in Central Greece and has organized modern facilities and equipment.
So far products include, but are not limited to: Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Tarragon, Calendula, Verbena, Sideritis-mountain tea, Achilles and Hyssop.
All our products are certified organic and certified for highest quality by the appropriate European certification bodies. Analyses performed on the products have indicated that the main ingredient for each product is reaching the highest percentage, such as for example carvacrol in oregano and thymol in thyme that exceed 90 per cent and determine the quality of each product. Soon our production will expand to four new products, such as Rosemary, Peppermint, Ladania and Mellissochorto.
At the same time, we are expanding our facilities in order to start producing essential oils from the cultivated herbs, as well as assorted products (such as different types of teas and other beverages).
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