Lemon Vebena Meaning, Healing, and Magical Uses


Welcome to the Masters’ Grimoire of Magical Herbs page for Lemon Verbena. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this herb including Lemon Vebena's magical uses, Lemon Vebena physical healing, and emotional healing properties, plus its use in meditation, Lemon Vebena lore and legends, and much more!

Introduction to Lemon Vebena


Also known as Beebrush, Yerba Louisa, and Cordon, Lemon Verbena is a native of South America.  It is a woody shrub and gets its name from its lemony fragrance.  The plant is has tiny violet flowers.  The initial use of the plant was as a food additive to bring out the lemony flavor.  It is particularly used for poultry and fish dishes, but has wide culinary applications  In addition, as you will discover here, it has some wonderful magical uses.



The scientific name for Lemon Verbena is Aloysia citrodora,  a member of the verbena family, Verbenaceae.  Lemon verbena is a perennial plant growing to about 7-10 feet hight.  The leaves when crushed are what emits the strongest lemon scent.

The sacred number of Lemon Verbena is 128.


Lemon Vebena Magical Uses and Purposes


Lemon Verbena is most frequently used in purification magic, whether this is through including it in spell jars or pouches, used in a bath, or as a tea.  Traditionally has been used to make one attractive to the opposite sex, and thus often used in love spells and potions.  One unusual use has been to keep one from dreaming. 

The most important traditional use of Lemon Verbena is to strengthen the effectiveness of other herbs in a mixture or potion.  So if you are trying to make a potion or elixir of herbs, try adding some lemon verbena and see if you make a stronger brew.  


The real magical uses of Lemon Verbena are very much to bring the wisdom and caution of the Tortoise in the  Aesop’s Fable of the Tortoise and the Fox.  You might well know the story of how in a race the Fox belittles the slow moving Tortoise and challenge him to a race.  The hare jumps off to a great start, and is so confident of victory he stops to take a nap. Upon awakening he discovers the slow but steady tortoise has beaten him.  In this case the energy of making slow progress and staying the course is the energy of the Lemon Verbena.  And this is powerful energy.

Do not lunge at a finish line, whether in work or love.  Rather use the energy of lemon verbena to proceed with caution and deliberate care to bring a thing to a conclusion.  There needs to be care near a finish line as well as along the way on a journey,  Is a protective herb- used in protection spells, can be placed around the home to keep away unwanted spirits

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Healing with Lemon Vebena

Lemon Vebena Physical Health Benefits


Lemon Verbena tea is used for controlling weight having only 2 calories per serving and offering a mix of organic beneficial compounds.  It reduces the desire to munch during the day. It has fat-during metabolic effects that help too.  

Lemon Verbena is also a herb that has been known to help with reducing join pain and increasing recovery time for joint issues.

It is high in antioxidants and can help reduce muscle fatigue in exercise.  It is believed to help with increasing the effectiveness of the immune system.

Spiritual Healing with Lemon Vebena


Lemon verbena brings you the spiritual healing of silencing your inner child’s worry and giving you the confidence to succeed.  It works to make it possible to take a stand and hold on to your convictions. 

Emotional Healing with Lemon Vebena


The emotional benefits of Lemon Verbena are those to bring you over the last mile, or the last entry, or the last section of a project when you are tired, afraid, losing faith, and just weary with effort. A goal can seem distant and your mind and body can try to betray you into surrender.  Lemon Verbena is the strength of the “last mile”  In both intellectual and physical challenges we need the strength to finish strong.  Use Lemon Verbena to get over the goal line.

Lemon Vebena for Chakra Healing

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The flowers of the Lemon Verbena vary from white, to blue to pale lavender to purple. As such it is associated with the Crown Chakra and is used to balance that chakra.



Color Energy of Lemon Vebena


 While Lemon  Verbena can have white, blue or violet energy, for the most part, Lemon Verbena brings the the spirit energy of Violet to us. Violet energy takes on the darker hue of winter’s majesty, the time just after the winter solstice. It inspires awe, and invites a feeling of mystery and magic, nobility and luxury. It is one of the most powerful rays in nature, helping us interpret our dreams and inspiring us to great deeds and accomplishments.  It brings passion and imagination, emotion and logic. It brings the deep vision needed to see the future. It gives us powerful insight and enhances our perception of the potential effects of our decisions.


Angels Associated with Lemon Vebena

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Lemon Verbena is associated with Ananchel, the Angel of Grace, 

Iezalel, the  Protector and Ruler of the dates May 21-25; Gemini and 

Verchiel,  Master of the 8th Tarot Card "Strength" and is associated with Leo. 

These associations  offer us many uses for Lemon Verbena in our magical pursuits.  If you seek grace, consider a simple ceremony asking Ananchel for help, and use Lemon Verbena on your altar.  If you are looking for strength in some way, consider an offering to Verchiel using Lemon Verbena.  


Lemon Vebena and the Goddess

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Lemon Verbena is associated with Tailtiu, the Celtic Earth Goddess of Endurance.  Tailtiu is one of vigor, strength and endurance. Her name means “Great One of the Earth.”


Lemon Vebena Birth Herb


Lemon Verbena is associated with the dates: March 17, June 17, July 15, Aug 8, and Dec 30.  Those with birthday on these dates will find they have special attraction to Lemon Verbena.


Lemon Vebena I Ching Hexagram


Lemon Verbena  is governed by Hexagram 64  Reaching the Goal:  Key words are : Completion, consummation, fulfillment, finish ish line, end, accomplishment, milestone, conclusion, termination, and achievement.


Notes from the Masters

Like lavender, I also have lotion that is scented with lemon verbena, however the scent has a more invigorating effect rather than a peaceful one. I was surprised to see that is used for weight loss and I may have to try it in the future for curbing my snack cravings.
~ Master Tess

Lemon Vebena Astrological Sign

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The zodiac sign associated with cilantro are Aquarius, Virgo, and Gemini.  In Moon Astrology Lemon Verbena is associated with the with the Mansion  of the Stream. 

The Moon’s travel to this Mansion is a time when the cosmic energy is that of being Adaptable, and boundless.  streams. Streams go around, over, under, or through obstacles, wearing them down over time. Streams persevere and the hardest rock is eventually defeated.  As they grow, they gather strength and become forces of nature.

So too will Lemon Verbena give you the steady strength to bring projects to conclusions, overcoming challenges and being infinitely patient.  




Uses of Lemon Vebena in Feng Shui

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Lemon Verbena brings Metal Energy to Feng Shui practices.

Metal energy is the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization – of ideas, concepts, and groups. It is hard, sharp, and often destructive, yet an essential element in all lives. We have to be sharp, unyielding, and hard at times to find our way without being a victim of others. The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings.



Uses of Lemon Vebena in Talismans and Amulets


Lemon Verbena is used in talismans and amulets to: Deal with Animosity, Assertiveness, Deal with Bigotry, Commitment, Competition, Deal with Corruption, Deal with Crisis, Deal with Cynicism, Deal with Distress, Duty, Fidelity, Fortitude, Honesty, Imagination, Remove Inhibitions, Initiative, Deal with Legal Matters, Banish Lethargy, Mature Love, Mellowness, Morality, Motivation, Obligations, Let Go of the Past, Deal with Problems, Deal with Rigidity, Subtlety, Willpower, Determination, Persistence, Travel Safely, Drive Action,  and aid Physical Prowess. 


UsingLemon Vebena in Divination

Use Lemon Verbena in Divinations to determine when success will appear in your life. 


Meditation withLemon Vebena

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Lemon Verbena Tea can be a perfect companion in your meditations for many issues, but it excels in supporting your efforts to deal with distress in your personal life.


Lore and Legends of Lemon Vebena

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This aromatic herb was popular in the 17th Century when women would sew it into their garments to bring the zest of lemon to them.  It has been a culinary herb most of history though.


Hank Mason

Hank Mason is the founder and chief author of Crystal Vaults. He is a retired USAF rescue helicopter pilot and a GIA Graduate Gemologist. Hank is also the author of The Seven Secrets of Crystal Talismans and Crystal Grids, How to Combine and Focus Crystal Energies to Enhance Your Life.

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Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Llewellyn's Sourcebook Series) (Cunningham's Encyclopedia Series (1)) Llewellyn



Tailtiu, Celtic Earth Goddess of Endurance by Judith Shaw

Sacred numbers of herbs are revealed in the “Ritual of the Sacred Number”  ceremony performed monthly by Crystal Master Herbalist when the Moon is transiting the Mansion of the Herbalist.  

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