Weight: Caddy 40g, Caddy Refill Pouch 40g
Ingredients: 100% Organic Lemon Verbena
When we Harvest: Each July
Growth & Production Method: Organic
Country of Origin: Greece
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.
Health Benefits: Gut Health and Digestion, Anti Microbial, Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Mental Health, Detoxifying, Decongestant, Immunity, Feminine Health, Sleep
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.
Our herbal infusions are allergen free, however we cannot guarantee that our foragers and pickers have not come into any contact with any allergens whilst picking or processing.
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.
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.
Delivery time 1 - 5 working days, after the day of despatch. Order before 2pm on a working day for same day despatch.
Deliveries outside the UK are available on request, please contact us with your delivery address and order, as we will be able to arrange international delivery via standard postal service or courier.
Use 3g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and let this herbal infusion steep, ideally for 5 minutes, to fully unfold its natural flavour.
Caddy 40g makes approx. *27 cups
Caddy Refill Pouch 40g makes approx. *27 cups
*Estimates are based on drinking the traditional way, where one portion will give you at least two cups – just refill with 100°C water and steep for two minutes longer than the original brew time.
Herbal infusions have health-promoting properties. In fact, herbal teas have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. Learn more about health benefits of our herbal infusions.
Grassy, herbal and refreshingly crisp lemon notes.
Seafood, Crustaceans, Poultry, Cheese, Fruit & vanilla desserts, Spirits & non-alcoholic beverage.
Our 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.