Lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora), also known as louisa, lemon beebrush or verveine citronnelle, is native to South America and was brought to Europe by the Spanish and the Portuguese in the 17th century for cultivation. The essential oil of lemon verbena was used in perfumery and in soap making, and to this day is used by famous French brands, as one of the signature scents of Provenance. The scent of lemon verbena has been popular over hundreds of years, with ladies during the Victorian era in the US sewing leaves into their dresses, tucking them into handkerchiefs and floating them in finger bowls of water.
Throughout the ages lemon verbena has been used in South American traditional medicine for fevers, treating colds, indigestion, spasms, anxiety and insomnia. Lemon verbena contains various essential oils such as citral, nerol and geraniol. Recent research has gone into demonstrating the powerful anti-inflammatory effects of citral and for it to be a potential new antimicrobial agent that is not an antibiotic. In addition, numerous clinical studies have been conducted on the potential anti-inflammatory and antidepressant activity of geraniol.
Our organic lemon verbena is handpicked from the beautiful family gardens of Despina on the island of Naxos, Greece, when she is not busy creating beautiful needlework. Compared to standard lemon verbena, our lemon verbena is greener and more crisp in flavour, due to purer growing conditions and the micro-climate of the Cycladi Islands. Distinctively pungent, with grassy, herbal and refreshingly crisp lemon notes.
Lemon verbena is the most intensely lemon-flavoured infusion, a perfect alternative to lemongrass or lemon balm, and may be drunk after a meal to aid digestion, or just before bedtime to relax.
Choose from the following options*:
- Nazani Tea Caddy (40g) makes approx. 27 cups – £17.95 (2019)
- Caddy Refill Pouch (40g) makes approx. 27 cups – £14.95 (2019)
Catering pouches are also available**:
- Small Catering Pouch (250g) makes approx. 83 servings – POA
- Medium Catering Pouch (500g) makes approx. 167 servings – POA
- Large Catering Pouch (500g) makes approx. 334 servings – POA
*Estimations are based on drinking the traditional Greek way, where one portion will give you at least two cups – just refill with 100°C water.
**Based on servings.
Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your tisane should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours. We do not recommend glass, plastic and paper containers. Any noted health benefits of our herbal infusions are from traditional medicine and should not be used to prevent or cure any disease.
Consult a GP if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other health concerns.
100% Organic Lemon Verbena
|Growth & Production Method|
Use 3g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 5 minutes
One portion will give you at least two cups
Grassy, herbal and refreshingly crisp lemon notes