Lemon Balm Benefits
Side Note: If you know me, you know I love coffee. Even though I love coffee, I usually only have one cup per day (in the morning). However, for the remainder of the day, I drink tea.
So while I was at this market, I opted to search for a relaxing tea that seemed to have good benefits. Luckily, this cute store puts labels on their jars to let you know what the benefits are!
I bought a jar of lemon balm tea (loose leaf). Not only does this leafy herb smell and taste good, it seems to help me relax in the evenings.
I put a teaspoon or two of loose leaf lemon balm in a tea strainer and fill the mug with hot water from the kettle.
|I added a sprig of rosemary to this particular one|
About Lemon Balm (AKA Melissa Officinalis)
- Lemon balm is a herb that comes from the mint family
- It has been around for thousands of years
- It has been said that this herb can help with many ailments including stress, anxiety, insomnia, cold sores, memory loss, gas/bloating and much more
- Apparently it works as a natural bug repellent (I will try this in the summer!)
- It has been said to have antioxidant, anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Always check with your doctor before trying anything new to make sure there are no interactions
|Baby lemon balm|
What are your favourite herbs? Leave a comment below! :)
Also, please let me know if you would like me to share any more of my discoveries on herbs, etc.
Thanks for reading,
*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. Always consult with your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or for any medical advice.