Lemon Balm is a natural multipurpose herb that can be used by humans and animals alike. It is a stress reliever, it's calming effect helps to alleviate muscle tension. A great herb to help calm nerves, and combat sleep disorders such as insomnia. Also beneficial for digestion - Lemon Balm is known to relieve gas, colic and reduce inflammation as well as treat nausea.
Lemon Balm is antiviral and it also has antihistamine properties that make it a great choice for keeping insects at bay.
How to use
Lemon Balm is most commonly used in herbal or iced teas and cooking. Teas are often made using the herb, combined with honey or syrup.
Due to it's sweet and rich citrus flavour, it is a popular ingredient to use when making desserts, such as, cookies, ice cream or loafs.
Lemon Balm is also used in salads, soups, made as pesto or used as a dressing. The possibilities are endless.
Lemon balm - dried