Lemon balm is a common garden herb with a pleasing flavour, and is gentle enough for children. It is useful for colds and flus, as it calms the body and helps sweat out a fever. It can help settle an upset stomach and dispel gas. Lemon balm makes a soothing tea for nervous tension, anxiety and depression. Recently it has been found to be very effective in treating symptoms of herpes simplex, when used topically as an ointment, wash or poultice of fresh leaves.
Contents: Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Preparation: 2 tsp / cup, steep covered 10 mins. Drink as needed. Children - 1/2 dose.
Other Names: Melissa officinalis
Grown in: Germany/Bulgaria
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Leaves
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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