Lemon Verbena

Lemon VerbenaVerbena officinalis

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 [1]. Lemon verbena is also rich in melatonin, a hormone in our bodies that naturally causes us to become sleepy.

Lemon verbena is used in our Restful and Lemon, Lime and Bitters Tea.