Although lemon verbena is native to South America, it has largely become a globally accessible plant and herb due to its powerful medicinal effects and qualities as a food additive. Scientifically known as Aloysia citrodora, another common name besides lemon verbena is lemon beebrush. modern research has revealed a wealth of unique components that make this plant very important for human health.
Lemon verbena has an unusually pure, fruity lemon note, it is more intense than many other lemon-scented herbs. Greeks drink Luiza tea for not only its aromatic, citrusy taste, but for its health benefits. The scent of lemon verbena evokes the “morning when everything seems fresh, new and promising”. Be sure to also try it as an iced tea! Delicious and refreshing!