Origin of verbenaModern Latin from L, foliage, branches, vervain from Indo-European an unverified form werb-, to turn, bend from base an unverified form wer- from source worm
- Any of various plants of the genus Verbena, chiefly of the Americas, that have opposite leaves and flowers with five-lobed corollas and are used medicinally or cultivated for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers. Also called vervain .
- Any of several similar plants, such as the lemon verbena.
Origin of verbenaLatin verbēna sacred foliage ; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
From Latin verbena (“leaves or twigs of olive, myrtle, laurel, or other sacred plants employed in religious ceremonies"), from Proto-Indo-European *werbh (see also Lithuanian virbas (“twig, branch, scion, rod")), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (“to turn, bend"). Cognate with Middle Dutch warp, Middle Low German warp, German Warf, Danish varp, Swedish varp.
- Mint Mania: This recipe for minty tea comes from the National Gardening Association: Mix three tablespoons dried peppermint, one tablespoon dried catnip, one tablespoon rose petals, and one tablespoon lemon verbena; brew and drink.
- This combination cleanser and freshener contains ingredients like fresh strawberry cells, rose geranium, lemon verbena, golden jojoba oil, and vitamins A, C, and E to freshen and revitalize dry skin.
- As its name suggests, the Aires de Verbena comes from Spanish roots and is often traditionally danced on the steps and courtyard of town squares and government centers.
- Lantana: a flowering plant from the verbena family that produces a cluster of flowers in red, orange and yellow most commonly and sometimes blue and white.
- Herbs for insomnia teas: Brew one of the following or create a mix; chamomile, lime blossom, seeds of fennel, skullcap, elderflower, or lemon verbena.