This fast-growing, aromatic herb is a native of South America. It is seldom found at the greengrocer, so it is worth growing your own. A cleansing herb, it is used as incense to break up old patterns and habits, and to clear away unwanted things.
Lemon verbena has a calming effect, particularly on the digestive system, reducing spasms and colic. It also reduces fever. Its fresh lemon repels insects.