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Once used in South America as a treatment for chest infections


Synonyms: Phyla dulcis

Other use

Used as a natural sweetener, reported to contain the compound hernandulcin

Geographical distribution

  • Northern America, Mexico
  • Southern America, Caribbean
  • Southern America, Central America
  • Southern America, Northern South America, Venezuela
  • Southern America, Western South America, Colombia

Lippia dulcis (Trevir.) Moldenke

Genus: Lippia
Species: dulcis (Trevir.) Moldenke
Common names: Mexican lippia, yerba dulce, Aztec sweetherb
Distribution summary: Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Venezuela, Colombia
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H2 - Tender; cool or frost-free greenhouse
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: June, July
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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