Lemon Verbena is rich in essential oils that give the leaves a lemon scent. It has many uses, including as a fragrance plant in gardens, as a spice in cooking, and can also be found in cosmetics. In the old days the plant was well-known and was used as a natural medicine for sleep problems and nervousness. The dried leaves adhere well to their lemon-like aroma and are particularly suitable for herbal teas. The extract has a soft, slightly spicy flavour with a distinct aroma of lemon.
Lemon Verbena can also be enjoyed cold.