Special - Lemongrass, Lemon Balm & Lemon Verbena (Bulk Organic Herbs)
Certified Organic Lemongrass, Lemon Balm & Lemon Verbena
Special Bulk Prices for 250g and 1kg quantities
Three herbs that taste and smell lemony
The taste and scent of lemon is distinctive but not restricted just to lemon fruits. Many other plants besides citrus contain the same chemical compounds including d-limonene, citral (and its naturally occurring isomers neral and geraniol), citronellal and various terpenes that we perceive as a citrus-like smell from the foliage or flowers. These lemon-scented compounds are responsible for that distinctive 'lemony fresh' note that occurs in three wonderful herbs:
Lemon Verbena, lemon balm and lemongrass.
Some known citral medicinal uses include being an antioxidant, digestive, antimicrobial, antifungal, muscle relaxant and nerve tonic. Limonene has been shown to reduce inflammation and is said to reduce appetite and decrease stress and anxiety.
~Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a member of the mint family and is a very relaxing and calming herb to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion (including gas and bloating, as well as colic).
~Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla) is used for digestive disorders including indigestion, gas, colic, diarrhoea and constipation. It is also used for agitation, joint pain, trouble sleeping, asthma, colds, fever, haemorrhoids, varicose veins, skin conditions and chills.
~Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, aching joints, fever, colds and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent.