Lemon verbena is also known simply as verbena. It is a small, shrublike herb that has become especially popular with chefs in recent years. Its long, slender green leaves are used to flavor both sweet and savory dishes, to make tea, and to add fragrance to sachets. If the lemony flavor is too strong for your liking, it can be decreased either by using a smaller amount of verbena and/or by infusing the leaves for a shorter period. Should you need to use dried lemon verbena, however, you will need to increase the amount in order to obtain a satisfactory result.
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