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Greek Lemon Verbena, a Mediterranean secret

Originally from South America, lemon verbena also thrives in the mountainous regions of Greece, where it's cherished for its role in crafting the delectable tea known as Louisa (λουΐζα).

Celebrated for its invigorating scent and potent medicinal qualities, lemon verbena holds a revered place in Greek herbal customs, passed down through generations. A prized herb indigenous to the Mediterranean, Greek Lemon Verbena, scientifically referred to as Aloysia citrodora, is highly valued.

Beyond its botanical significance, lemon verbena holds spiritual importance. Traditionally, its fragrance was used to purify homes and uplift spirits, reflecting a belief in its ability to bring clarity and joy. Ancient Greeks placed it beneath their pillows for sweet dreams, symbolizing its association with enchantment and good fortune. With a history as enchanting as its aroma, lemon verbena captivates with its rich heritage.

Seven Senses Organic Lemon Verbena Fields in Greece
Seven Senses Organic Lemon Verbena Fields in Greece

Health Benefits of Greek Lemon Verbena:

  1. Digestive Harmony: Greek Lemon Verbena boasts digestive-enhancing properties that help soothe gastrointestinal discomforts and promote optimal digestion. Whether sipped as a tea or infused into culinary creations, it aids in easing bloating, gas, and indigestion, fostering a harmonious digestive system.

  2. Immune System Fortification: Rich in antioxidants, Greek Lemon Verbena empowers the body's natural defense mechanisms, safeguarding against oxidative stress and bolstering immune resilience. By combating free radicals and supporting cellular health, it plays a vital role in fortifying the immune system and promoting overall well-being.

  3. Stress Alleviation: Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life, Greek Lemon Verbena offers a serene sanctuary. Its calming properties help alleviate stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation and inner tranquility. Incorporating it into your daily routine can cultivate a sense of balance and rejuvenation amidst life's challenges.

  4. Respiratory Vitality: The invigorating aroma of Greek Lemon Verbena holds therapeutic benefits for respiratory health. Inhaling its fragrant essence can help alleviate congestion, ease breathing, and provide relief from respiratory ailments such as asthma and allergies, fostering respiratory vitality and well-being.

Where to find Greek Lemon Verbena?

Seven Senses Organic Ladybug Premium blend containing Greek Lemon Verbena
Seven Senses Organic Ladybug Premium blend containing Greek Lemon Verbena

This powerful herb can be found in two of our Premium Organic Herbal teas. Rose Chafer tea blend, also known as our Lemon Ginger herbal tea and the Ladybug Tea Blend, known as our calming afternoon tea.

When preparing the herbal tea, place a small spoon of Seven Senses Organic Greek Herbal tea leaves into an infuser, add water and allow 5 to 7 minutes of steeping for best flavor. 

For the upcoming summer time, these two Herbal Tea blends containing Greek Lemon Verbena, are ideal to be consumed as iced tea, super refreshing! Enjoy a delicious organic herbal tea containing Greek Lemon Verbena coming directly from our fields in the northern part of Greece, and relax!

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