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Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm
"Bee Balm"
Melissa officinalis L.
Organic
1 ounce

Lemon Balm has been used historically for anxiety, fever, insomnia and depression, just to name a few! Lemon Balm is good for so many uses including stress and indigestion.

Used since ancient times to calm the heart and the body, lemon balm with its delicate lemony flavor uplifts the spirit and any culinary dish it is added to. It has been used to sweeten jam, jellies, as an addition to salad, and as a flavoring for various fish and poultry dishes and liqueurs. Further, lemon balm is used for making perfumes, in cosmetics, and in furniture polish manufacturing. It is often found as a tea in combination with other sedative herbs such as valerian, as an essential oil, and also in ointments for topical applications.

Melissa, the generic name, is the Greek word for 'honeybee,' named such because of the bee's love of the this beautifully scented herb.7 In ancient mythology, the group of nymphs called 'melissai' were credited as those who discovered honey. Their symbol was the bee, and it was believed that they metamorphosed into bees at times, and at one such point, a swarm of these nymph-bees were believed to have guided wanderers to the ancient land of Ephesus (now Turkey).

Uses And Preparations:

Dried leaf as a tea, tincture, or made into an ointment Fresh leaf as an essential oil, tincture, or fresh leaf tea

Precautions:

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Packaged in a lined food safe, re-sealable Kraft bag with window.

Information about herbs, oils and body care products on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any diseases or health concerns.



This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 September, 2011.

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