Part used: Aerial parts
Energetics: sweet, sour, cool, slightly moist, bitter
Actions: Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative
Indications: Anxiety, depression, insomnia, indigestion, gastroenteritis, constipation
Lemon verbena is especially prevalent in Europe and Asia and is well known for its antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and carminative effects. It has a sedative effect on the central nervous system and has been used to alleviate the symptoms of gastrointestinal issues . Lemon verbena is also rich in melatonin, a hormone in our bodies that naturally causes us to become sleepy.