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Lemon Verbena Leaf Whole

Lemon Verbena Leaf Whole

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Lemon verbena, also known as Vervain and Lemon Bee Bush, is a perennial shrub native to South America that was introduced to Europe by the Spanish in the 1600s. As its common name implies, the plant possesses lemon-scented foliage.

The leaf, fresh or dried, is used to flavor chicken, vegetables, rice, baked goods and various hot and cold beverages, including tea. Dried lemon verbena can also be encapsulated or tinctured.

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approximate cups to one pound20
active compoundsCineole, Tannins, Mmucilage, Flavonoids, Limonene, Geraniole, and Citral
plant part usedleaves

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a container with a tight-fitting lid or seal in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaMedium green and leafy with a pleasant lemony aroma.


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cosmeticUse in soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, lotions, salves, balms and other cosmetics.
culinaryUse the dried leaf as seasoning for soups, stews, vegetables, chicken and fish, cookies and other baked goods. Lemon verbena is also used in teas.
householdTincture or use strong water infusions to make homemade dish soap and other cleaners.
aromaticAdd to herbal pillows, sachets and potpourri.
industrialLemon verbena is used in the cosmetic and fragrance industries.

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lemon verbena leaves

Has a lemon flavor that goes well with black pepper, rosemary, garlic, oregano and sage.

formulas & recipes

lemon verbena leaves
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DIY lemon verbena bubble bath gel recipe

what else you should know

lemon verbena leaves

Lemon verbena, also known as lemon beebush, is a South American shrub that is cultivated in other warm regions as an ornamental and culinary herb. Its species name is a reference to the leaves, which appear on the stem in whorls of three. The genus name of this plant is believed to be an honor to (and an adaptation of) the 18th century Queen consort of Spain, Maria Luisa.

Before the commercial production of lemongrass, lemon verbena provided flavor and fragrance to cosmetics and perfumes, albeit at a higher cost. One particular benefit of using lemon verbena in potpourri and other crafts is that the herb retains its fragrance for a long time.

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