Citric, but smooth, calm, and gentle. Naturally caffeine free. Lemon verbena is an amazing and often underrated herb that's highly valued for its therapeutic and health benefits. It also has a wonderful lemony aroma and refreshing flavour. Typical uses of lemon verbena are as a herb or for steeping to make a delicious lemon-flavoured herbal tea.
Detox & Immunity Boost
Drinking lemon verbena tea can stimulate the detox process.
Research has shown that lemon verbena is very rich in phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are powerful antioxidants that protect against free radicals. This keeps the body healthy, boosting the immune system.
Studies have indicated that verbascoside, a biological component in the lemon verbena leaf, is the main ingredient responsible for the stress and anxiety-reducing properties.
Lemon verbena is also rich in melatonin, a hormone in our bodies that increases as night approaches. Its production is stimulated by darkness and causes you to become sleepy.
In many cultures, lemon verbena tea has historically been used to promote digestion. Similar to other herbs renowned for their beneficial digestive properties, lemon verbena can soothe your tummy, through its antispasmodic qualities. This means it calms the gastrointestinal tract. By doing so, it can help reduce symptoms from, for example, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, cramping, or bloating. This allows the digestive tract to function as intended.
The biological components in lemon verbena have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties. The antioxidant properties of the plant are also beneficial for reducing the inflammatory effects of oxidative elements.
Prevents Muscle Damage During Exercise
Studies have shown the unique qualities of lemon verbena can prevent muscle damage in athletes when taken as a pre-workout supplement. It is lemon verbena's antioxidant properties combined with its ability to suppress inflammation that has been linked to damage prevention and repair of muscle tissue. What's more, taking lemon verbena as a pre-workout supplement has been shown to not inhibit the growth or development of muscle.
It has been scientifically proven that lemon verbena contains biologically active substances with antipyretic properties, i.e., substances that reduce fever. Therefore, it is no surprise that in South American folk medicine, lemon verbena has a long history as a trusted herb for reducing fevers.
Lemon verbena's ability to reduce fevers along with its restorative and antioxidant properties, make it an excellent tea for naturally combatting a high temperature and kick-starting recovery.
Lemon verbena is a natural expectorant. An expectorant helps loosen up mucus and phlegm, clearing congestion in the respiratory tract.
INGREDIENTS Large-cut lemon verbena and mint leaves.
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