[Lippia citriodora] A deciduous shrub with strongly scented leaves which are used herbally. It contains a strong lemon-scented volatile oil that has calming and soothing properties. This herb has a gentle sedative action and is very helpful in soothing abdominal discomfort.
Make into a tea – using one handful – brew for 10 minutes, add a teaspoon of raw honey and then pour the lot into the horse’s feed. A cup of lemon verbena tea is also good for calming the rider.