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Lemon verbena

Lemon verbena – growing

Likes sunny sheltered spots so perfect for bottom of a living wall. Easy to grow. Comes back every year but keep eating to reduce the size! Prune right back in spring.

Lemon verbena – health benefits

Relieves indigestion and heartburn, soothes anxiety, sedative effect (so helpful in insomnia). Reduces fevers and is gentle in its action so its good for use by children or the elderly.

Lemon verbena – recipes

Make Salty Lemon Verbena by blending fresh leaves with rapeseed oil and salt. Use like a pesto add add to pasta with toasted hazelnuts. Gorgeous!!!

Salty Lemon Verbena