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Herb of the Month: Lemon Balm

Herbal Nerd Society Content: A curated article featuring Lemon Balm. We have culled all of our content about Lemon Balm in one place including public articles, podcasts, recipes and Herbal Nerd Society content.
Lemon Balm Essential Oil Properties And Uses

Lemon Balm Essential Oil Properties and Uses

Lemon Balm, or Melissa, is most often used by herbalists for its essential oils, although you'll rarely find Lemon Balm essential oil for sale at your local herb and essential…

Geranial From Lemon Balm – How It Works

Geranial from Lemon Balm – How it Works

Geranial is one of the primary chemical components of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis). It is one of the many volatile oils that give lemon balm its delightful scent. Geranial has…

Lemon Balm – Defense Against Herpes

Lemon Balm – Defense Against Herpes

I introduced myself and sat down to hear Gloria's story. The advantage of being an older woman is that young people see you as a trusted, matronly figure and share the emotional history that they do not share with younger herbalists. As Gloria spoke, it was clear that the stress of her life was wearing a hole in her.
Lemon Balm Syrup

Lemon Balm Syrup

Lemon Balm Syrup is an unmistakable smile maker. The fresh, lemony taste is a delicious way to reduce anxiety and calm an upset stomach. The scent is irresistible. It's so…

Lemon Balm Fruit Salad Recipe

Lemon Balm Fruit Salad Recipe

Fruit salad is a popular summer treat. All you need is an handful of fruit and you have a refreshing treat that is just as good for breakfast as it is for dessert. Adding fresh Lemon Balm to this dish really makes it sing!
Lemon Balm: Herb Of Good Cheer

Lemon Balm: Herb of Good Cheer

Melissa Officinalis, a. k. a. Sweet Melissa, Balm Like most other members of the Mint Family, lemon balm is durable. Come spring in the Willamette Valley, it greets the neighborhood…

How To Make Herbal Ice Cubes

How to Make Herbal Ice Cubes

Herbal ice cubes are versatile little powerhouses of medicine. Store a batch of calendula ice cubes in your freezer to treat minor burns and scrapes. Put nettle ice cubes in your pets' drinking water on a hot day to keep their electrolyte balance in check. Toss a few lemon balm ice cubes into your glass to add zest to your iced tea. The list of uses for herbal ice cubes is endless.
Minty Strawberry Leaf Mouthwash Recipe

Minty Strawberry Leaf Mouthwash Recipe

You can use Minty Strawberry Leaf Mouthwash as a breath freshening spray or as a mouth wash for after brushing your teeth. You can substitute one ounce of glycerite, such as Spearmint or Lemon Balm glycerite, for the glycerine in this recipe.
Strawberry Rejuvenation Tea Mix Recipe

Strawberry Rejuvenation Tea Mix Recipe

I love to drink this tea iced in the summer with a sprig of fresh lemon balm. Served hot in late winter, it's a wonderful, wake up call reminding me June's strawberries are right around the corner.
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