The plant known as lípia, whose scientific name is lippia alba , has medicinal properties, even acting as a natural tranquilizer. Also known as shrub lemon balm or false lemon balm, the plant can be used to prepare a tea loaded with health benefits.

Benefits and Properties of Lipia Tea

Lipia tea can be used as an insomnia controller, as well as reducing anxiety and stress as it is a mild natural sedative as well as a tranquilizer. It has analgesic properties, so it is also effective as a complement in the treatment of rheumatic pain and muscle pain.

The indications of this tea are quite similar to the lemongrass tea. In addition to acting as an excellent natural tranquilizer, Lipia tea can be used as an aid in the treatment of some illnesses and symptoms, such as respiratory ailments, stomach and gastrointestinal problems, intoxications and sore throats.

How to prepare tea?


– 3 g of dried lipia leaves
– 150 ml of water

Preparation mode:

Put the water in a container and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, put the leaves in a cup and set aside. When it starts to boil, turn off the heat and pour the water over the leaves. Leave the cup covered, letting the tea rest for approximately 10 minutes to brew. After that period, just strain and consume.

The recommended dose varies according to age, with 35 ml 3 times a day being ideal for children between 3 and 7 years old, then, up to 12 years old, 75 ml also 3 times a day, over 12 years old, 150 ml, and for over 70s, 75 ml.

Contraindications and precautions

Patients who have low blood pressure should avoid drinking this tea. In addition, it is important to emphasize that consumption must follow the indicated dosages, otherwise, it may cause gastric irritation.

Always seek medical advice to find out if tea is right for your health condition. Teas, as well as industrialized drugs, can have drug interactions and have some contraindications.