Lemon Verbena: A tonic for the digestive system

Lemon Verbena, called The Queen’s Herb, has benefits that are known the world over. Originally from South America, it has been imported to Europe 400 years ago.

Spanish conquistadors noticed this plant because of its citrusy aromas. 

There are many ways to use Lemon Verbena tea in cooking, baking, and dessert making. Sprinkle it on fish, poultry, rice, or add it to zucchini or banana bread, coffee cake, and any food in place of lemon zest. Create a sauce for your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers with applesauce, garlic, and Lemon Verbena. Lemon Verbena ice cream and sorbets are a gourmet treat!and named it after the Spanish Queen Maria Louisa.

Consider Lemon Verbena tea for its antidepressant benefits and its positive effect on the nervous system and digestion. What a great herb for the holiday season and long dark nights!