HISTORICAL HINTS: Lippia citriodora or Aloysia tripihilla belongs to the Verbenaceae family and it is also known as citronella or lemongrass; it is native to Chile and was brought to Europe by Spanish who were stricken by its intense smell.
THE PLANT - rich in aromatic volatile oils, sedative, fever reducer, with an antispasmodic effect, especially on the digestive system. Essential oil is antibacterial and insect-repellent.
RECCOMENDATION - We recommend those living in the countryside, next to the sea or to other water sources to keep some plants of Lippia citriodora in the garden or on the veranda especially during spring and summertime. To avoid mosquito’s bites, rub a branch of citronella on the naked skin.