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Lemon verbena, also known as vervain, is well recognized as the most strongly scented and intense of the lemon scented plants. The scent has inspired writers to poetry and prose in an effort to describe its essence, which is both crisp and relaxing at the same time. Because of its scent, lemon verbena is commonly used in aromatherapy, perfumery, soaps and cosmetics. It is also used in baking as a flavoring, in jelly making, preserving and in tea blends. The flavor of lemon verbena has been likened to a cross between licorice and camphor, and it is widely used as a substitute for lemongrass and as a refreshing lemon flavor ingredient in sorbets, liqueurs, fish and poultry dishes. It is excellent for flavoring summer drinks too!
Organic Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 100°C|
|Steeping Time: 5 mins.|
|Caffeine: Caffeine Free|
|Grade or Quality: C/S|
Story, Folklore, History
Lemon verbena plant has an incredibly strong minty-citrus scent that is quite powerful when harvested fresh, however the dried lemon verbena is less over-powering and more subtle. It is indigenous to Argentina and Chile, and it was brought to Europe in 18th century. It is used medicinally and as a tea it is believed to have digestive, antispasmodic and sedative properties.