Lemon verbena Benefits & Information
Cedron, Lemon Beebrush, Lemon Luisa and Yerba Louisa
Lemon Verbena is a stomachic and therefore good for relieving indigestion, heartburn, and for tonifying the digestive tract. It is also great for soothing anxiety and as a sedative it is helpful in insomnia. Lemon balm is a febrifuge, and is indicated for use in reducing fevers, its also gentle in its action so its good for use by children or the elderly.
Lemon verbena leaves can be made into a delicious and refreshing tea. Use ½ teaspoon of dried leaves per person/cup. Steep in hot water.
Lemon verbena is a lovely aromatic plant that is indiginous to South America, it was brought over to Europe by the Spaniards. It has been used widely as a culinary herb, and as a tea, it was also used as a perfume and it has been known for its medicinal properties.
Constituents of Lemon Verbena include citral, menthyl heptenone, carvone, l-limonene, dipentene, geraniol.