Lemon Balm - Cut, Organic

Herbs: Lemon Balm - Cut, Organically Grown

Common Names: Lemon balm, sweet balm, Melissa
Latin Name: Melissa officinalis
Origin: USA

Excerpts from Practical Herbalism

Lemon Balm has been prized by bee keepers since earliest time. It was credited with the ability to attract and nurture swarms of bees, and as a remedy for their stings. By herbalists, it has long been favored for use in all complaints that were supposed to “proceed from a disordered state of the nervous system.” The London Dispensary (1696) says, “An essence of Balm, given in Canary wine, every morning will renew youth, strengthen the brain and relieve languishing.” John Evelyn wrote, “Balm is sovereign for the brain, strengthening the memory and powerfully chasing away melancholy.”


From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • We use it in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be ground up, and used in capsules.
  • Lemon Balm is a food and, as such, can be kept in the kitchen with other food ingredients. Add it to dishes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts so as to add nutritional value to the dish while enhancing the flavor.
  • Lemon Balm can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • As is the case with most herbs, Lemon Balm should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.

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by Anonymous on May 23, 2013

I am wondering if I can just whirl this in my food processor to powder this for an herbal pill I would like to make. Is there a better way to accomplish this? Thank you!



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