Medicinal Uses For Verbena – Using Verbena In Cooking And Beyond

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Medicinal Uses For Verbena – Using Verbena In Cooking And Beyond

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Verbena is a tough little plant that thrives in punishing heat, direct sunlight and nearly any type of well-drained soil. In fact, verbena doesn’t appreciate being pampered and prefers being left alone. Once you’ve grown a crop of this amazing herb, what are the uses for verbena? Read on to learn more about the many ways to use verbena. Verbena Herbal Uses There have been many ways to use verbena plants – most often vervain varieties or that of lemon verbena. Victorian ladies valued the refreshing scent of lemon verbena, often tucking a sprig into a hanky or rubbing a leaf on the back of their neck, but what about verbena in cooking, and verbena as medicine? Using Verbena as Medicine Verbena may contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, and the above-ground parts of verbena plants have been used to treat a number

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