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{"id":390419195,"title":"Lemon Balm - Melissohorto (Melissa officinalis) - 35 grams","handle":"lemon-balm-melissohorto-melissa-officinalis-35-grams","description":"\u003cb\u003eLEMON BALM -\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cb\u003eMelissa officinalis\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cb\u003e(Melissohorto)\u003c\/b\u003e - \u003cb\u003eMint Family\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCommon names: Bee balm, melissa, sweet balm\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eHISTORY OF USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is a delicious lemon tasting tea from the mint family. Traditionally used in Europe as a household remedy for a basic nerve sedative. Was thought to “gladden the heart.” Lemon balm can be enjoyed as a beverage tea, alone and in blends. It also is a recognized medicinal herb. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon Balm has a long history, dating back to ancient Turkey where it was planted near bee hives to encourage the bees to return home to the hive rather than swarm away. It’s name, Melissa officinalis, is derived from the Greek word Melissa, meaning honeybee, and it was planted and used  by the beekeepers of the Temple of Artemis to help keep the sacred honeybees content.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon Balm was carried into Europe through Spanish trade routes,  eventually making its way into the monastic gardens throughout Europe. It was included in the formula for Carmelite water, a drink and perfume developed and closely guarded by the Carmelite friars and used as a drink to ward off nervous headaches and as a perfume to bring good cheer while masking strong odors in medieval and renaissance Europe.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn folklore, Lemon Balm was used to ward off evil, and to promote good health, love, and good cheer. Lemon Balm sachets placed under your pillow or near the bed are reputed to provide a refreshing, relaxing sleep.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCULINARY USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon Balm has a delicate lemon flavor, and can be used in many dishes. The fresh leaves of the lemon balm plant can be used eye-catching garnish. The chopped fresh leaves of lemon balm can be tossed into a salad or added to a dish to add a lemony zest to sweet or tangy dishes. It combines well with allspice, bay leaves, mint, pepper, rosemary and thyme.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor best results with cooking with lemon balm or any other fresh herbs with essential oils, they should be added at the end of cooking. They are less potent if you add them during the cooking process.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon balm is a wonderful addition to fruit salads, herb butters, fruit drinks, and sorbets. It can also be used in many egg dishes, custards, a variety of soups and casseroles. Lemon Balm makes a great addition for stuffing for poultry, lamb or pork. Its subtle flavor is a perfect for sauces and marinades for fish. Lemon balm combines well with many spices including chervil, pepper, thyme, and parsley.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eMEDICINAL USE \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eFevers:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e This is one of the fever breaking herbs, so it is helpful with fevers where there is nervousness, and in the fevers of young children.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eMind and Nervous System\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e: Calms nervous tension, good for restlessness, anxiety, insomnia.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCardiovascular system\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e: For some people, lemon balm has helped with high blood pressure and heart palpitations.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDigestive system: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon balm can be used to settle the stomach especially where there is anxiety or nervous tension involve; relieves gas.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eExternal Uses: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon balm is antiviral, and a specific for the herpes virus. 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Tranquilizers and sedatives might be affected by lemon balm so do not combine the two. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take lemon balm due to its possible effects on the endocrine system. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eTEA BLENDS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor digestive comfort it combines well with chamomile. For nervous tension it combines well with lavender. Cold and Fever tea: Lemon balm and yarrow, sweeten with licorice. Hawthorne berry and lemon balm to nourish the heart.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDISCLAIMER\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. 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Traditionally used in Europe as a household remedy for a basic nerve sedative. Was thought to “gladden the heart.” Lemon balm can be enjoyed as a beverage tea, alone and in blends. It also is a recognized medicinal herb. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon Balm has a long history, dating back to ancient Turkey where it was planted near bee hives to encourage the bees to return home to the hive rather than swarm away. It’s name, Melissa officinalis, is derived from the Greek word Melissa, meaning honeybee, and it was planted and used  by the beekeepers of the Temple of Artemis to help keep the sacred honeybees content.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon Balm was carried into Europe through Spanish trade routes,  eventually making its way into the monastic gardens throughout Europe. It was included in the formula for Carmelite water, a drink and perfume developed and closely guarded by the Carmelite friars and used as a drink to ward off nervous headaches and as a perfume to bring good cheer while masking strong odors in medieval and renaissance Europe.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn folklore, Lemon Balm was used to ward off evil, and to promote good health, love, and good cheer. Lemon Balm sachets placed under your pillow or near the bed are reputed to provide a refreshing, relaxing sleep.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCULINARY USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon Balm has a delicate lemon flavor, and can be used in many dishes. The fresh leaves of the lemon balm plant can be used eye-catching garnish. The chopped fresh leaves of lemon balm can be tossed into a salad or added to a dish to add a lemony zest to sweet or tangy dishes. It combines well with allspice, bay leaves, mint, pepper, rosemary and thyme.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor best results with cooking with lemon balm or any other fresh herbs with essential oils, they should be added at the end of cooking. They are less potent if you add them during the cooking process.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon balm is a wonderful addition to fruit salads, herb butters, fruit drinks, and sorbets. It can also be used in many egg dishes, custards, a variety of soups and casseroles. Lemon Balm makes a great addition for stuffing for poultry, lamb or pork. Its subtle flavor is a perfect for sauces and marinades for fish. Lemon balm combines well with many spices including chervil, pepper, thyme, and parsley.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eMEDICINAL USE \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eFevers:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e This is one of the fever breaking herbs, so it is helpful with fevers where there is nervousness, and in the fevers of young children.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eMind and Nervous System\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e: Calms nervous tension, good for restlessness, anxiety, insomnia.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCardiovascular system\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e: For some people, lemon balm has helped with high blood pressure and heart palpitations.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDigestive system: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon balm can be used to settle the stomach especially where there is anxiety or nervous tension involve; relieves gas.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eExternal Uses: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon balm is antiviral, and a specific for the herpes virus. Used in Europe as the treatment of choice for herpes when applied topically. It can be infused in olive oil and then made into a salve.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eFLAVOR \u0026amp; ENERGETICS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSweet, sour, refreshing\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eACTIONS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDiaphoretic, gentle sedative, calming, antispasmodic, carminative, antiviral, nervine\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCONSTITUENTS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVolatile oils including citral, citronella, geraniol, and linalool; bitter principles, flavones, resin\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCAUTIONS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLemon balm should not be ingested before operating heavy machinery or by anyone who must stay alert due to its sedating effect. Tranquilizers and sedatives might be affected by lemon balm so do not combine the two. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take lemon balm due to its possible effects on the endocrine system. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eTEA BLENDS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor digestive comfort it combines well with chamomile. For nervous tension it combines well with lavender. Cold and Fever tea: Lemon balm and yarrow, sweeten with licorice. Hawthorne berry and lemon balm to nourish the heart.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDISCLAIMER\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.\u003c\/span\u003e"}

Lemon Balm - Melissohorto (Melissa officinalis) - 35 grams

Product Description
LEMON BALM - Melissa officinalis (Melissohorto) - Mint Family
Common names: Bee balm, melissa, sweet balm

HISTORY OF USE
This is a delicious lemon tasting tea from the mint family. Traditionally used in Europe as a household remedy for a basic nerve sedative. Was thought to “gladden the heart.” Lemon balm can be enjoyed as a beverage tea, alone and in blends. It also is a recognized medicinal herb.
Lemon Balm has a long history, dating back to ancient Turkey where it was planted near bee hives to encourage the bees to return home to the hive rather than swarm away. It’s name, Melissa officinalis, is derived from the Greek word Melissa, meaning honeybee, and it was planted and used  by the beekeepers of the Temple of Artemis to help keep the sacred honeybees content.
Lemon Balm was carried into Europe through Spanish trade routes,  eventually making its way into the monastic gardens throughout Europe. It was included in the formula for Carmelite water, a drink and perfume developed and closely guarded by the Carmelite friars and used as a drink to ward off nervous headaches and as a perfume to bring good cheer while masking strong odors in medieval and renaissance Europe.
In folklore, Lemon Balm was used to ward off evil, and to promote good health, love, and good cheer. Lemon Balm sachets placed under your pillow or near the bed are reputed to provide a refreshing, relaxing sleep.

CULINARY USE
Lemon Balm has a delicate lemon flavor, and can be used in many dishes. The fresh leaves of the lemon balm plant can be used eye-catching garnish. The chopped fresh leaves of lemon balm can be tossed into a salad or added to a dish to add a lemony zest to sweet or tangy dishes. It combines well with allspice, bay leaves, mint, pepper, rosemary and thyme.
For best results with cooking with lemon balm or any other fresh herbs with essential oils, they should be added at the end of cooking. They are less potent if you add them during the cooking process.
Lemon balm is a wonderful addition to fruit salads, herb butters, fruit drinks, and sorbets. It can also be used in many egg dishes, custards, a variety of soups and casseroles. Lemon Balm makes a great addition for stuffing for poultry, lamb or pork. Its subtle flavor is a perfect for sauces and marinades for fish. Lemon balm combines well with many spices including chervil, pepper, thyme, and parsley.

MEDICINAL USE
Fevers: This is one of the fever breaking herbs, so it is helpful with fevers where there is nervousness, and in the fevers of young children.
Mind and Nervous System: Calms nervous tension, good for restlessness, anxiety, insomnia.
Cardiovascular system: For some people, lemon balm has helped with high blood pressure and heart palpitations.
Digestive system: Lemon balm can be used to settle the stomach especially where there is anxiety or nervous tension involve; relieves gas.
External Uses: Lemon balm is antiviral, and a specific for the herpes virus. Used in Europe as the treatment of choice for herpes when applied topically. It can be infused in olive oil and then made into a salve.

FLAVOR & ENERGETICS
Sweet, sour, refreshing

ACTIONS
Diaphoretic, gentle sedative, calming, antispasmodic, carminative, antiviral, nervine

CONSTITUENTS
Volatile oils including citral, citronella, geraniol, and linalool; bitter principles, flavones, resin

CAUTIONS
Lemon balm should not be ingested before operating heavy machinery or by anyone who must stay alert due to its sedating effect. Tranquilizers and sedatives might be affected by lemon balm so do not combine the two. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take lemon balm due to its possible effects on the endocrine system.

TEA BLENDS
For digestive comfort it combines well with chamomile. For nervous tension it combines well with lavender. Cold and Fever tea: Lemon balm and yarrow, sweeten with licorice. Hawthorne berry and lemon balm to nourish the heart.

DISCLAIMER
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.
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