Lemon Verbena [Aloysia citriodora]

Native to South America, Lemon Verbena is a fresh, lemon-scented herb that has a long history of medicinal and culinary use.

Internally, lemon verbena is used for digestive disorders like indigestion, diarrhea, and constipation. It is helpful with joint pain, insomnia, asthma, colds, fevers, skin conditions, and fungal conditions, like Candida albicans.

Lemon Verbena has powerful actions in promoting digestion and relieving digestive complaints. It has anti-spasmodic qualities, which can relieve symptoms of indigestion, digestive cramping, bloating, and flatulence. Lemon Verbena contains hastatosides and verbenalin - volatile oils known as "monoterpenoids."

They can help alleviate insomnia by activating the GABA system, helping to calm the mind and nervous system in readiness for sleep.