Lemon Balm is a pleasant scented herb that is sometimes confused with Bee Balm. It is a great food or drink flavoring, and has been known to have healing properties. A common healing tincture is made from a blend of Lemon Balm and Motherwort to create a wonderful calming effect from anxiety.
Lemon Balm as a companion plant
Do you want bees in your garden? Of course you do, we all do! The flowers are great bee buddies, and certainly can help draw in more pollinators into your home garden. When growing this herb, do be sure to find a place with some shade, especially during the midday. They can be burned from the sun. Plants grown in the shade will be more productive and taste better.
It helps ease the itch from mosquito bites!
That’s right folks, the remedy, you or your loved ones have been looking for. To ease the itch of mosquitoes bites, just rub fresh lemon balm over the area of the bite. The itch will subside quickly.
How to make a Anti-viral Tincture
Fill a jar up 75% with leaves and add a basic alcohol higher than 80 proof. Make sure the cap is not made of metal and cap it and store it for 4-6 weeks. Shake it once a week during the curing process. Strain out the leaves and you will have a stomach soothing tincture that can last up to a year. Take a half teaspoon on those days you aren’t feeling your best.