Lemon Balm is part of the mint family and just tastes amazing for teas. But the medicinal qualities are out of this world...
Brief History (Also known as Melissa)
Lemon Balm is referred to in ancient Greek writings. During Medieval and Renaissance ages it is mentioned as well. “In the ninth century, the first Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne thought Melissa (Lemon Balm) so beautiful and so valuable to the health of his subjects that he ordered it planted in all monastery gardens. Benedictine monks later shipped the herb to other regions…” Arabians are thought to be the first to have introduced lemon balm’s many uses to the European countries…It was used for dressing wounds and as a general panacea or tonic, but the monks are more well known for using lemon balm to create perfumes and liquors which were very popular among the people of Medieval and early Renaissance periods.
Lemon balm was one of these herbs the colonists brought with them to the new world. “They used lemon balm for cooking & flavoring, for beverages such as teas and wines, medicine, cosmetic and house- hold uses such as cleaning and scenting….There are records of Thomas Jefferson growing lemon balm at
How Do I Use It?
Lemon Balm is used to help with anxiety, skin ailments, nausea, colds, sore throats, cold sores, blood pressure, helps improve indigestion, insect bites and painful periods.
Our Experience with it
We love this herb because it has helped us and our families so much. All of us grow lemon balm.
Properties of Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm Tea
Pour one cup boiling water on lemon balm leaves. Fresh or dried can be used. Fresh will be more potent. Let steep for 20 minutes with a plate on the cup. If it isn’t strong enough for you, add more leaves. Sweeten with honey or agave. Can also add cinnamon or other culinary spices you like.
NMM Mixes With Lemon Balm
Anxiety R&R - Special combination of herbs for those suffering from anxiety. Tonic for the nervous system.
Hand and Finger Repair - Unique blend of plant medicine in a salve, especially good for those with diabetes.
Powerhouse - Excellent and powerful blend of herbs to help after exercise, hard labor, heat stroke, getting energy, etc.
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