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Health Benefits:

Detoxifying effects
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce stress
Relieves cold sores
Relieves indigestion
Relieves sore throat

Nutrition:

N/A

Did You Know?

  • A recent study found that students who took lemon balm before taking tests did significantly better compared to taking a test without lemon balm.  
  • Lemon Balm has been used for its medicinal effects for over 2000 years!
  • Lemon balm can be applied topically to cold sores to speed up the healing process.

Ways to Eat:

  • Drink as a tea
  • Chop and add to salad
  • Add to water with lemon slices

Farming Trivia:

  • Lemon Balm’s botanical name, Melissa, is Greek for “bee" for its white petals that grow and attract bees
  • Lemon balm has calming properties and is used in herbal tea remedies and its oil is often used in aromatherapy
  • Lemonbalm can be planted during the spring/summer seasons

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.