Lemon Litsea essential oil


Lemon Litsea essential oil

Litsea cubeba


The exotic verbena or lemon bedsée is a small tropical tree of the Lauraceae family. Its alternate dark green evergreen leaves end in inflorescences. Its fruits have a shape reminiscent of peppercorns.

Origin and history

Originally from China, Litsea cubeba or better known as exotic verbena is widely used for its fragrance in cosmetics and for its anti-inflammatory, sedative and calming therapeutic properties.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: orange yellow

Odor: fruity, lemony, fresh

Distilled parts: fruit

Country of production: Vietnam

Density: 0.878 - 0.992

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Geranial, neral.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic exotic verbena or lemon beds is:


With its very sweet and soothing scent, organic exotic verbena essential oil will put an end to your insomnia.

It is also indicated for anxieties, nervous breakdowns, rheumatism, tendonitis, mycosis and acne.


Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral route:

2 drops of organic exotic verbena essential oil, 2 times a day with a little honey, syrup or on a pastille, for insomnia.

On the skin: 2 drops of organic exotic verbena essential oil + 6 drops of sesame vegetable oil in local massage for tendonitis.

In diffusion:

In atmospheric diffusion, the essential oil of exotic verbena brings a soft atmosphere with a pleasant and freshly lemony scent. By diffusing it for a few minutes in a room, it promotes sleep and relaxes the body.

Possible synergy

Synergy: Oregano, tea tree

Energy value and synergy

In energy aromatherapy, the essential oil of exotic verbena is associated with the throat chakra "Vishuddha". Its color is blue.

The essential oil of exotic verbena stimulates Vishuddha, it releases tension, depression, harmonizes the circulation of energies.

Synergy: Neroli, frankincense

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.



The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information about essential oils, please consult a doctor.


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