MORPHOLOGICAL AND ANATOMICAL INVESTIGATION OFALOYSIA CITRODORA PALAU – NEW MEDICINAL PLANT INTRODUCED IN ROMANIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LXII
Written by Vasilica LUCHIAN, Elena SĂVULESCU, Jorj PĂDURARU, Vlad POPA, Viorica LAGUNOVSCHI-LUCHIAN

Lemon verbena - Aloysia citrodora Palau (Verbenaceae) is an aromati plant used for the medicinal properties of itsleaves and essential oils. The species is native to Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. It is cultivated and commercialised as an aromatic plant for its lemon-like scent of its leaves and flowers. The dried plant and its extracts are valuable for medicinal preparations, in the perfumery industry and as an ingredient for the gourmet cuisine.It is often used in phytotherapiessuch as a digestive and diuretic, antispasmodic, carminative and sedative, antimicrobial and local analgesic. In 2015 Aloysia citrodora Palau was studied at theUniversity of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest. The study targeted the stems and leaves and it shows the presence of glandular and non-glandular trichomeson all of its aerial parts. Morphological and anatomical analyses of the leaves and stems were made with the plant material cultivated in our University at the Research Center for Studies of Food Quality and Agricultural Products Greenhouse.

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LUCHIAN V., SAVULESCU E., PADURARU J., POPA V., LAGUNOVSCHI-LUCHIAN V. 2018, MORPHOLOGICAL AND ANATOMICAL INVESTIGATION OFALOYSIA CITRODORA PALAU – NEW MEDICINAL PLANT INTRODUCED IN ROMANIA. Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LXII, Print ISSN 2285-5653, 643-648.


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