Herb & plant knowledge Lemon verbena

The lemon verbena is a species of plant from the verbenaceae family. The intensive scent is reminiscent of lemons; at the same time, it is flowery and aromatic. This blend develops because of the content of various essential oils in all plant parts.

Lemon verbena (Lippia Citriodora)

Originally from South America, lemon verbena was brought to Europe in the 18th century. Its name at that time was “Luisenkraut”, named after the Spanish Queen Marie-Luise, under whose reign the plant was brought to Europe by Spanish sailors.

For our limited summer edition 2021, lemon verbena was cultivated in the Swiss Emmental. Idyllically surrounded by meadows, forests and pure mountain air, the perfect growing conditions for lemon verbena in Swiss organic quality, certified according to the criteria of the Biosuisse Bud: holistic approach, biodiversity, resource conversation, trust and fairness.

Lemon verbena


The fragrance of lemon verbena is more intense than that of other lemon-scented plants. It is therefore very popular as a tea herb, in refreshing summer drinks or as a lemony finishing touch in desserts.

In herbal science, lemon verbena is known for its calming and swelling-reducing effect. The scent ensures a positive and natural attitude towards life, gives lightness and energy.

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Decongestant
  • Soothing

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