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Lwmon Shrub ... NOT a lemon tree

Old Sep 7th 2023, 1:39 pm
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Does anyone know the Portuguese name for the shrub that has lemon-scented leaves used to make tea? I had one many years ago but cannot remember the name.

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Old Sep 7th 2023, 1:56 pm
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Ah, is it Bella Luisa?
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Default Re: Lwmon Shrub ... NOT a lemon tree

I know it as lucia lima, if we're talking about the same plant. It makes quite a large straggly shrub if left.

Lemon verbena in English.
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Thank you dor responding. Yes, I think we are talking about the same shrub. Not that common actually.
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Default Re: Lwmon Shrub ... NOT a lemon tree

Originally Posted by Sunseeker1st
Does anyone know the Portuguese name for the shrub that has lemon-scented leaves used to make tea? I had one many years ago but cannot remember the name.

Thank you in advance.
Is it Lemon balm? That;s Erva Cidreira and used to make an infusion that claims to be full of antioxidants, to be good for digestion, to regulate high blood pressure, to boost metabolism to burn fat, promote naturally great skin and hair, to treat colds and flu and to relieve menstrual pain. Silver bullet then.....

Then there's Lemongrass which is Erva-Príncipe (or Capim-Limão in Brazil) that's supposed to reduce excess oil, combat the appearance of acne, purify the skin, neutralize free radicals and promotes a good night's sleep.

It could be Erva-Luiza, which is Lemon Verbena - good for digestive disorders including indigestion, gas, colic, diarrhea, and constipation.
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Default Re: Lwmon Shrub ... NOT a lemon tree

Originally Posted by macliam
It could be Erva-Luiza, which is Lemon Verbena
I believe it is this one. It is the small woody shrub.

Last edited by Rosemary; Sep 8th 2023 at 7:20 am. Reason: corrected quote
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