Lemon verbena is a highly aromatic shrub native to South America. The leaves and flowering tops are used to make medicine and as a food additive.
It is well known for its antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and carminative properties. It also has a sedative effect on the central nervous system, and can be used to alleviate the symptoms of digestive and gastrointestinal issues.
Lemon verbena is also rich in melatonin, a hormone in our bodies that naturally causes us to become sleepy.
It is often consumed as a tea.
Sweet, sour, cool, slightly moist, bitter
Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative
Anxiety, depression, insomnia, indigestion, gastroenteritis, constipation