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Lemon Verbena

By November 9, 2012

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Lemon verbena, known as louiza in Moroccan Arabic, is a popular herb used both for its flavor and its medicinal properties. I first became familiar with it when my newborn became colicky. My mother-in-law, who had traveled to the States for the birth, insisted on steeping louiza in water and feeding the sweetened tea to my baby.

Later I came to enjoy Moroccan Green Tea with Louiza for its fragrant good taste, not necessarily for its therapeutic benefits. More recently I tried Hot Milk with Louiza. It makes a pleasant and aromatic alternative to tea or coffee, particularly in the evening.

Read more about louiza in this glossary listing. Also check out what Amy Jeanroy, About.com's Guide to Herb Gardens, has to say about lemon verbena.

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November 9, 2012 at 6:45 am
(1) Salma Eshaji says:

Love Louisa, also came into contact with it on my 2nd baby who had severe colic.

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