Lemon verbena is a flowering plant that is native to Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. It is a deciduous bush that can grow up to 4 and a half metres, with elongated pointed leaves and white flowers that bloom in the summer. It is extremely strongly scented with a lemon-mint aroma with an intense lemon, licorice and camphor flavour. It has both medicinal and culinary uses, and due to its strong, fresh aroma is often used to scent products ranging from potpourri to toilet water. When dried, the herb\\\’s flavour becomes more subtle and mild, and is often used as a substitute for oregano in cooking.