Herb of the Week: Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Essential Oil: Steam distilled

Uses: antiviral, nervine, sedative, carminative, mild antidepressant. Fresh or dried leaves and flowers can be used in essential oils, teas, tinctures, and infused oils.

Quick Tip: For a little burst of sunshine in the winter months, infuse an ounce of lemon balm in a quart of boiling water, cap it tightly, and leave it overnight. Strain and drink the next couple days (refrigerate).

Herb of the week is to give you a brief overview of the many plants that grace our Earth. Please research further into herbs before using these on yourself and loved ones. Especially if you are pregnant.

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