That minty weed threatening to take over your garden may well be Lemon Balm, aka Melissa. The good news is, Lemon Balm is a tasty forage food modern herbalists adore for more than it’s flavor. Lemon Balm’s lemony fresh flavor belies it’s power to help us fight off viruses, including shingles and chicken pox.
You might add a fresh leaves to your taboluleh, pesto, or garden salad to give your body a boost in fighting off illness in general and viruses that cause herpes, shingles, and chicken pox specifically. Or, you could include Lemon Balm in your daily tincture or tea blends…or add Melissa-infulsed oil to your favorite lip balm or salve or massage oil blend, or even salad dressing.
The possiblities for using Lemon Balm are delicious, to say the least!
Lemon Balm can help you:
- Prevent Herpes and cold sore outbreaks (and manage them)
- Prevent and manage Shingles and Chicken Pox
- Heal topical wounds
- Fight off flu and colds
- Manage Depression and SADS
- Create a Bee-friendly Garden
- Soothe an upset tummy (for kids and adults alike)
- Reduce acne and soothe rashes
Learn more about Lemon Balm in the garden, as an herbal remedy, and best harvest practices with these curated resources.