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Be Aromatic Lemon Verbena Infusion

Be Aromatic Lemon Verbena Infusion

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Aloysia Citrodora

Indigenous people of South America likely consumed the leaves of this plant many centuries ago. It wasn’t until the Europeans began colonizing the continent, though, that knowledge of it spread.

A French botanist named Philibert Commerson “discovered” Lemon Verbena during the 1760s. He had reached the New World as part of Louis Antoine de Bougainville’s circumnavigation of the world.

Commerson, after initially naming it “Aloysia triphylla,” presented specimens to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid, Spain. However, two physicians called Casimiro Gomez Ortega and Antonio Paulau y Verdera eventually changed this botanical term to “Aloysia citrodora”.

Today, some recognize Lemon Verbena by another nickname: Herb Louisa, to honor Maria Luisa, the Princess of Parma and later the wife of Spanish King Charles IV.

Lemon verbena has been used for centuries, if not millennia. There's is a long history of its use in traditional medicine for treating colds, fever, anxiety, indigestion, spasms, and insomnia. It is also popular as an infusion for boosting the immune system and a natural aid for weight loss.

We particularly love its citrusy flavor.

Lemon Verbena is 100% Caffeine Free.

Net weight 20g (Loose Leaf)

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