Luisa grass: properties, uses and benefits

Lemon verbena is native to lands in South America such as Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. However, it is also cultivated in southern Europe, as it grows well in this area.

What is Luisa Grass?

The Lemon verbena or verbena infusion has numerous names, some of them very different such as Verbena . In Europe it is known as ” Verbena ” and in South America ” Hierba Luisa “. They can be easily distinguished because the verbena louise has a more intense flavor lemon and is one of the best known medicinal plants in the world.

The Lemon verbena or verbena infusion can be applied either as an infusion or as an essential oil, Luisa Herb can also be used in the kitchen . But the most common way in which we know the Hierba Luisa is in the form of an infusion.  

How to prepare the infusion of Hierba Luisa

For an infusion of Hierba Luisa, one or two teaspoons of fresh or dried verbena leaves are poured into a cup of boiling water and allowed to steep for ten minutes. Then, drink the infusion of Hierba Luisa or Verbena in small sips.

It is recommended to drink one to three cups of infusion a day. Especially after eating or at night, an  organic infusion of Hierba Luisa is very pleasant and beneficial to digest. In France, the verbena infusion is often used after meals to aid digestion. As a pure soft drink, vervain can be prepared as a cold infusion .

Two tablespoons of fresh or dried verbena leaves are added to this along with a slice of lemon in a pitcher of cold water. This mixture is left to rest overnight in the refrigerator, the next day a refreshing cold drink is obtained.

Benefits of Luisa or Verbena Herb

Well-being: The eco lemon verbena infusion creates a sensation of well-being and even at night, it induces and provides a dream pleasant. In addition, Luisa Grass reduces discomfort caused by stress.

Carminative:  Lemon verbena is very good for expelling gases accumulated in the digestive system, prevents flatulence and can even relieve abdominal swelling (aerophagia). It is recommended to take one to three daily rates

Nerves:  Luisa Grass calms a nervous heart, depression and apathy, increases the energy of life. In addition, it reduces tension headaches and migraines.

Digestive power: Lemon verbena facilitates digestion, acts by toning the stomach, exerts a regulating action on weak and nervous stomachs, decreases stomach acidity.

Halitosis:  Lemon verbena can help fight bad breath. Make mouthwashes with the infusion after main meals, this will reduce bad breath and create a feeling of freshness in the mouth.

Childbirth: It is said that Verbena or Luisa Grass improves contractions and at the same time has an antispasmodic, so contractions are easier to bear. 

Now that you know the Luisa herb properties is time that you also know the precautions to take with it.

Contradictions of Luisa Grass in pregnancy

There is no evidence to suggest that this herb does not cause problems for pregnant women, but it is recommended not to take it on tea during pregnancy without first consulting your doctor. As with all potent herbs, a break after several weeks of continuous use is necessary.

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