Meet Lemon Verbena

The herb lemon verbena is valued for its light, wonderful citrus scent that’s refreshing and invigorating. It's considered to be a pick-me-up. What more could you want from an herb?

In ancient Greece it was believed that crisp bunches of dried lemon verbena placed under your pillow would bring sweet dreams to you that night. Not only is it believed that lemon verbena helps you sleep easy, some argue it enhances the mythical qualities of other herbs like rosemary, the herb of love and devotion.

For those of you meeting lemon verbena in the kitchen for the first time, add a dash of this robust herb to fish or poultry for a pleasant surprise. Commonly used in place of lemon juice, dishes infused with its citrusy zing are sure to impress the palette.

Lemon verbena is an age old remedy used by herbalists and aroma therapists, thought to relax the body and calm the mind. The refreshing aroma of lemon verbena is also thought to liven the spirit, banish fatigue and heighten positive thinking.

Looking less than perky? Lemon verbena is believed to reduce puffiness and annoying dark circles around your eyes. Also, for a healthy and bright complexion, some mix this dynamic herb with vinegar to create an all-natural skin toner.