|Written by Isaac&Carmen Gutierrez|
One of the plants I grow is Lemon Balm is a resilient perennial that will grow 48 inches high.Â My favorite time of the year is when the Lemon Balm is in a dome shape.Â The fantastic smell that produces is incredible. Many of my visitors always comments on how wonderful our walkway smells.Â It also makes a wonderful tea. Of the things that I love about Lemon Balm is you can harvest practically all of the leaves, and a few weeks later itâ€™s growing again.Â This is especially great as late in the summer my leaves start shriveling up and dying, but the coming fall weâ€™ve got fresh green leaves again bright and green.
Lemon balm, as mention before has delicate lemon scent and flavor, is respected as a culinary, cosmetic and medicinal herb. Fresh stems are used to top drinks and as garnishes on salads and main dishes. Also fresh or dried leaves make a refreshing tea, either iced or hot. Dried leaves are used as an ingredient in many potpourris and the oil is used in perfume. Lemon balm medicinal herb, lemon balm has mild calming properties and has been used to relieve gas, reduce fever, and increase perspiration.
Lemon balm can be used as a tranquilizer without the side effects. Lemon balm is classified as stimulate, or nerve tonic, and though it has a soothing effect on the nervous system and alleviates anxiety, it is not a simple sedative. Â So for those that has long-standing stress and for anxiety accompanied by headache, sluggishness, confusion, depression, and exhaustion. The Lemon balm is very helpful for you to get that relaxing feeling. There are also many other traditional uses of the herb, such as in the healing of wounds, to bring relief from palpitations and to relax the heart, to treating toothache and other dental problems. But here is a list of all the benefits of the Lemon balmâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.Nausea and vomiting Poor appetite Colic Dysentery Stress Anxiety Depression Heart problems Headaches (Migraines) Respiratory system Cold sores Overactive thyroid