Lemon verbena, also known as Vervain and Lemon Bee Bush, is a perennial shrub native to South America that was introduced to Europe by the Spanish in the 1600s. Lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora) is a fragrant and versatile herb known for its bright, citrusy aroma.
Infusions and Teas: Lemon verbena leaves are commonly used to make herbal infusions and teas, imparting a refreshing and citrusy flavor to the beverage.
Seasoning: The finely chopped leaves can be used as a seasoning for salads, dressings, marinades, and sauces, adding a zesty lemon kick to the dishes.
Baking: Lemon verbena can be incorporated into baked goods such as cookies, cakes, and scones, enhancing the flavor with its bright citrus notes.