Lemon Balm and How To Use It



Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis


Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves have a lemon scent and produce an essential oil that is used in medicines, cooking, and perfume. It's a great plant for herb gardens and does wonders in a pollinator garden or for honeybees. Lemon balm blooms in the summer.


Lemon Balm Common Uses


Anxiety

Stress

Insomnia

Indigestion


How to use Lemon Balm

Lemon balm can be harvested and used in teas, supplements, or applied to the skin in balms or lotion. The essential oil can also be used in aromatherapy where some have found it to promote calmness and ease stress.



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