Health comes in a wonderful array of flavors — admittedly, some of these flavors are less than palatable, but such is the sacrifice we make for wellness! On the other hand, some foods make living a healthier lifestyle nothing less than a treat. The lemon verbena herb is a prime example of a healthful and delectable nourishment.
Lemon verbena originates from western South America and was introduced to the global market in the 1700s. This herb has a history as rich as its scent—it was hailed in antiquity as a sacred and medicinal plant and used in drinks and teas for festive parties and parades. In France during the 1850s it became the main ingredient in many colognes of that era.
Most importantly to us here at The Teaologist, lemon verbena makes for an especially amazing tisane! In addition to the tangy essence, lemon verbena features an impressive range of health benefits. It is known to help reduce anxiety, ease fevers and asthma, and relax muscles. It is also highly regarded as a tonic for the nervous system, and is a mood-booster that helps eliminate stress.
Take advantage of the virtuous lemon verbena herb and try one of our featured blends: Lemon Verbena Peppermint, and the tea cocktail version, created by Owl’s Brew:
Lemon Verbena Peppermint: A caffeine-free blend, this tisane is perfect for the morning, as its components are naturally energizing.
Lemon Verbena Peppermint Tea Mojito by Owl’s Brew: A grown-up spin on the energizing tisane, this blend, when paired with lime juice, club soda, mint, agave and rum, is a great late afternoon refresher or evening sipper.