What is lemon verbena used for? There are many benefits that can be had from using this Natures Garden cosmetic herb. First, this herb has a bold, lemon flavor that is fantastic for creating foods and beverages. Also, this herb has a lemon aroma that is perfect for naturally scenting homemade bath and body recipes. Additionally, there are some benefits that can be gained from this tasty herb from both the herbal teas as well as the lovely skin care products, which provides both health and cosmetic benefits. So, let’s learn about all the wonderful reasons for using lemon verbena leaf!
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Growing Conditions
Most people who grow their own lemon verbena at home will say that the plant takes a bit of work. However, it is often said that the reward is well worth the effort put in. Additionally, this plant is likely to drop its leaves at the slightest issue. However, a plant without leaves is not always dead. In fact, many people have assumed their plant to be dead and found it growing vigorously after it was thrown to the side. So, you will find that this herb is a bit temperamental.
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Growing and Harvesting Your Herbs
First, this refreshing plant requires soil that is loose and well draining. It is very important that the water is about to drain, as the plant will die if the roots constantly stay wet. Additionally, a larger pot can be useful for insulating the roots against changes in soil temperature. Also, you will find that full sun will provide you plant with the best opportunity for growth as well as stronger, flavorful leaves. While the plant can benefit from light shade in dessert-like areas, you will want to make sure that the lemon verbena gets a larger amount of sun compared to shade. Also, you will want to provide frequent fertilization, which would be required throughout the growing season, for your plant.
Since this plant will provide a new growth beneath the cut that you make, harvesting your lemon verbena leaves isn’t harmful to your plant. Throughout the growing season you can continue to cut what you need. In fact, frequent cutting will prevent your plant from getting too leggy. You will want to harvest the leaves before they turn yellow. After you dry your harvested leaves you can store them in dry, sealed containers. Additionally, you can freeze some of the leaves that you will want to preserve for longer lengths of time. You will want to crumble your leaves before using to increase the flavor.
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Industrial Uses
You can use this cosmetic herb to create all kinds of beneficial products to nourish your body inside and out. First, you can create delightful teas as well as some delicious recipes with this lemon-flavored herb. Plus, adding this cosmetic herb to your diet can provide your body with a plethora of benefits. Also, you can include our cosmetic lemon verbena Leaf to create fantastic bath and body recipes that smell great and are wonderful for your skin. Now, let’s get into exactly what this cosmetic herb can do.
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Medicinal Uses
While lemon verbena leaves are well known for their delicious flavor, there are some beneficial properties available for your health, too. It is thought to help your immune system, reduce inflammation, and more! So, there are plenty of properties to enjoy from this botanical herb. Between the medicinal benefits of this herb and the pleasant flavor, you are sure to enjoy using lemon verbena leaf.
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Medicinal Benefits
Also, you can use this herb to reduce inflammation in the body. So, the antioxidants in lemon verbena have been known to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Further, you may find that this herb can be used to promote a faster recovery for joint injuries. Additionally, some have found that this herb can be useful for kidney or liver problems as well as urinary tract issues, as this herb can help flush out your system.
Additionally, it has been found that this herb can be used to help break a fever. Further, it is thought that this herb can be used to help boost your immunity. Since this herb is used to reduce the level of oxidative stress on your body, it is thought to help promote your body’s immune system. So, this wonderful herb could be beneficial to use during a bout of sickness, as it may get you to recover quicker. Further, it has been found that you can use this delightful herb to help with congestion. It is thought that Lemon Verbena tea can be used to reduce phlegm and mucus, which is perfect for eliminating congestion in the respiratory tracts.
Another benefit of this lovely herb is helping to aid in digestion. This herb has been known to help calm the stomach and reduce minor issues, like cramping and bloating. Also, it has been found that you can use lemon verbena to help reduce anxiety. The antioxidants in this herb are thought to help balance any possible hormonal imbalance and gently reduce stress to help ease the mind and body.
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Bath and Body Uses
There are many benefits that you can gain from this fantastic herb. You can use this herb as a natural scented oil, as it has a fantastic and strong aroma. So, this would be a great pick for anyone looking for herbs for soap making. Further, there are many beneficial properties that you can use to nourish your skin. So, you can use this fantastic herb to create cosmetic recipes that smell delightful and care for the body.
First of all, this wonderful herb can be used to provide a wonderful aroma to your bath and body products. The scent of this wonderful cosmetic herb has been described as very strong, too! So, you can use this herb to naturally scent your various bath and body products with the aroma of refreshing lemon. Further, this strong, lemon aroma has been found to have a calming aroma for the entire body. So, this is a fantastic cosmetic herb that you can include in your bath and body recipe, which will allow you to soak in the wonderful aroma and calming properties of the cosmetic recipe.
Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon verbena can be useful for reducing certain skin conditions. For example, issues with eczema may be reduced by using this cosmetic herb. Also, this cosmetic herb has been found to be able to fight off staph skin infections. Since this bacteria can range in severity from a minor skin irritation to a life threatening issue, it is wonderful to have an herbal remedy on hand. While doctors should be contacted after an outbreak, this herb may be a useful tool to begin treatment at home along with your doctor’s recommendations, which can be useful for preventing growth and keep it from getting worse.
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Food and Beverages
You can use this lovely herb to create all kinds of delightful recipes. Due to this herb’s bold and refreshing flavor you are able to create recipes that are both delicious and natural. Not only is the flavor amazing, but the herb is thought to be useful for improving mood. So, drinking this herbal tea could be useful for dealing with anxiety, depression, or even insomnia. This means that adding this herb to your typical diet could result in some wonderful mood improvements.
First, you can use this herb to create a lovely herbal tea. Although you will steep these leaves like you would for any other tea, it may be beneficial for you to crush or break the leaves immediately before steeping. It has been found that the flavor and aroma of these leaves are emboldened after the whole leaves are broken up. Breaking up the leaves allows more of the flavor and nutrients to be released during the steeping process.
Furthermore, you can use this flavorful herb to create all kinds of wonderful dishes. For example, you can include this herb in recipes for fish, chicken, or salads to increase the flavor and make your food even more irresistible. Also, you can use this herb to create delicious cooking ingredients, like the Lemon Verbena Butter by Genius Kitchen. This recipe is such an easy way to step up your average butter and create something phenomenal to cook with. Not only can you use this herbal ingredient to step up recipes and enhance your food, but you can create unique recipes centered around this wonderful flavor. For example, the homemade Lemon Verbena Ice Cream recipe is a fantastic choice for anyone with an ice cream maker!
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Other Uses
Some people have found that this wonderful herb can be used as a weight loss tool. Creating a tea with this herb will provide only a couple of calories and is known to help reduce your appetite. Not only is it thought that this herb will reduce your hunger, but it may be useful for promoting a faster rate of burning fat. The herb is thought to be able to improve this rate by optimizing some of your body’s natural processes.
Additionally, it is thought that this herb could be useful for improving healthy muscle building. Drinking lemon verbena tea along with a regular exercise routine is thought to be useful before a workout. The nutritional elements in this herb are thought to decrease the damage done to muscles without inhibiting your body’s natural development of muscle mass. So, you can gain even more from the same exercise routine.
Additionally, this herb can be used to keep certain pests away, like flies or mosquitoes. Often, this herb would be tossed around a horse stable. This would allow the horses to step on the leaves, release the scent, and repel pests from the stable. Furthermore, this herb can be used to help reduce the levels of candida in your gut. This fungus can be the root cause to oral thrush as well as some chronic intestinal issues.
Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to improve your natural cleaning product recipes. The lemon verbena is perfect for providing a fresh, clean lemon scent that is sure to enhance your homemade cleaning recipes.
We hope that you have enjoyed learning about this wonderful herb! If you have any more questions about using Lemon Verbana Leaf or any of our other herbs and spices, then feel free to reach out. You can find us in the store, on the phone, or even online. Anyone that wants to find us online can find us on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter and Instagram. Further, you can use these platforms to share your own creations or opinions on this herb. We hope that you enjoy the Lemon Verbena Leaf and that we hear from you soon!
What is Lemon Verbena Used For?: Note About Our Herbs
Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the lemon verbana leaf cut and sifted, for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. We do not intend to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. Also, the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information that we provide. You should be sure to keep all herbs out of reach of both your children and pets. Further, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs. Lastly, Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs and all testing is the responsibility of the customer.