Lemon Balm – Melissa

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lemon-balmLemon Balm (aka Melissa) is a soothing herb that has been used for hundreds of years as a calming remedy especially to relieve anxiety.  One reason it’s been around so long is it is very easy to grow.  A relative of mint (no mint flavor), it has a light, lemony taste.  It is so easy to grow it can become a weed and crowd out other plants.  Just grow it in a pot or an isolated area such as next to a sidewalk.  The essential oil of lemon balm is frequently used in aromatherapy and massage for its calming properties.  It has one other secret.  An extract of lemon balm will reduce a cold sore or genital herpes outbreak by half and continued use will lessen future outbreaks.  It can also be taken internally as a sleep aid.

Mickey Thienes

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Discover the hidden secrets nature has to offer. For over 25 years, I have been teaching people how to use natural herbs to make homeopathic remedies, tonics, elixirs, tinctures, formulas and secret recipes to relieve the symptoms of common ailments, protect your health and live a vibrant healthy life. – Mickey Ann Thienes