Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm is a heavenly, yet versatile herb, with a floral and lemony flavour. 

For best effect, add this raw to salads, or boil gently for a few minutes to make a tea. Can be added to smoothies to boost dietary diversity.

Interesting Info - 

For information purposes only

 

This herb has received much scientific interest over the years, here is one interesting study. 

Quoting from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27167460:

Crude extracts and pure compounds isolated from M. officinalis exhibited numerous pharmacological effects, from which only anxiolytic, antiviral and antispasmodic activities of this plant as well as its effects on mood, cognition and memory have been shown in clinical trials. AChE inhibitory activity, stimulation of the acetylcholine and GABAA receptors, as well as inhibition of matrix metallo proteinase-2 are the main mechanisms proposed for the widely discussed neurological effects of this plant.    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27167460/

Related Posts

Mineral and Herb Bundle. (Fresh nettle root and herbs)
Mineral and Herb Bundle. (Fresh nettle root and herbs)
Wild nettle roots, known for being mineral rich and woody herbal bouquet garnet. Suggested uses: Add to soups and ste...
Read More
Chequer Berries (Wild Service Tree Berries)
Chequer Berries (Wild Service Tree Berries)
These berries, from the once abundant Wild Service Tree, are absolutely delicious and are unfortunately now a rare fi...
Read More
Woody Bouquet Garni
Woody Bouquet Garni
Supplied By Deanna from her herbal gardens and meadow at the woodlands edge. Containing a mixture of Chilean myrtle, ...
Read More