African Lemon Verbena essential oil - Lippia citriodora Kunth - South Africa
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For the skin, African lemon verbena essential oil is has several beneficial properties. It relieves and prevents itching while softening the skin. It has antiseptic, antimicrobial and disinfectant properties, which protects the skin from infection. It can also be used as a treatment for a dry scalp.
Because of its pleasant, fresh smell, African lemon verbena is also a deodorant and being disinfectant, it kills odour causing bacteria.
African lemon verbena oil has also been known to help in the treatment of colds and flu, while helping to ease symptoms such as coughing. It also relieves pain and can reduce fevers by lowering the body temperature.
When insects are a problem, African lemon verbena essential oil can be used as an effective insecticide, keeping a wide range of insects at bay.
African lemon verbena also acts as an antidepressant, relieving anxiety and irritability. It also helps to sharpen cognitive functions.