Lemon Balm Herb - Herbal Tea
Lemon Balm Herb
The Lemon Balm plant blooms in late summer with small white flowers that produce bee attracting nectar. Lemon Balm is NOT the same as Bee Balm although some confuse it to be the same herb.
Lemon Balm is a spreading plant that grows in clumps. The stems of the Lemon Balm die at the start of winter but will grow again in spring. Lemon Balm is often used in culinary dishes as well as used medicinally.
Lemon Balm Folklore
Lemon Balm folklore offers a superstition of planting Lemon Balm next to the front door to drive away evil spirits. Other tales tell us that Lemon Balm will cause the mind and heart to become Merry.
Lemon Balm Tea
Herbal Tea Recipe
Lemon Balm tea is prepared by steeping 1 -2 teaspoons herb in 8 ounces of water for 10 minutes.
Lemon Balm Uses & Herbal Remedies
Lemon Balm Tea Benefits
Lemon Balm is commonly used for its calming properties and is said to be like a milder version of Valium.
Lemon Balm can be used as a wash for skin irritations and blemishes including cleaning wounds and cuts and helping prevent infection.
Lemon Balm can be added to salads and used with other lemon herbs such as Lemon Thyme and Lemon Basil.
Lemon Balm Cautions
Due to the sedative effects of Lemon Balm it should be used with caution if using other sedatives and should not be used before driving or operating machinery.
Lemon Balm is discouraged during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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