Lemon Verbena Leaf - 100g

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Botanical Name: Aloysia citriodora
Certified Organic
Origin: Portugal / Egypt
Production: Lemon verbena is a flowering plant native to western South America, though it now grows in many parts of the world. It is a perennial shrub that is harvested when the leaves are at their optimum flavor, just when the sprays of tiny purple/white flowers are beginning to open in the late spring or early summer.
Qualities: Lemon verbena's intense, crisp, minty-citrus like scent, considered to be the strongest of the lemon-scented plants, is quite powerful when harvested fresh, and more subtle when dried.
Common Use: The potential culinary uses of lemon verbena are broad and range from ice cream flavoring to a pepper or oregano substitute. Due to the potency of its flavor, it is recommended to start out using a little and add more as desired. In savory dishes, it goes well with black pepperrosemary, and sage. Dried lemon verbena can also be encapsulated or made into a tincture. Cosmetically it can be used in soaps, lotions, shampoos, salves, or in herbal sachets.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place in an airtight container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.