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Lemon Balm

[Lemon Balm]

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is used as a medicinal herb. The dried and fresh flowers and leaves are used as a tonic to raise spirits.

Planting Info:
Can be propagated by seeds, cuttings or by dividing roots.
Space between rows: 30 cm (12")
Space between seeds: 30 cm (12")
Germination: 14 days
Harvest: 70 days

Medicinal uses:
Used for skin disorders.
Used to promote sleep.
Antiviral, used for cold sores.
First aid for cuts and stings.
Said to improve memory and longevity.

Sleep Tea:

Three sprigs of lemon balm, three sprigs of marjoram and three teaspoons of chamomile flowers. Steep in hot water for five minutes. Sweeten with honey and drink before bedtime to prevent insomnia.


Pour 1/2 cup of water over 1 cup of lemon balm leaves and flowers. Place cloth filled with wet leaves over injured area. Replace as desired. Use for cuts and stings.

Herb Pillow:

Make a muslin pillow of crushed lemon balm leaves, thyme and rosemary leaves. Said to promote a good nights sleep.

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