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lemon balm

lemon balm

Leaves opposite, whitish flowers, strong lemon scent. Use fresh or dry. Tea used for colds, improving mental performance, fever, insomnia, nervous conditions, digestive spasms, painful menses, hyperthyroid, Grave’s disease. Extracts used a lot for herpes, cold sores, mumps. Has over 8 anti-viral compounds and lots of anti-inflammatories and antispasmotics, calms nerves, colic. Contains eugenol, which kills bad bacteria. Flavors ice cream, tea. Mosquito repellent. Avoid if on thyroid medication like thyroxine.
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Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a member of the mint family and easy to grow.
If true-to-type plants are your goal, it is best to propagate most of the mint family members from root divisions or cuttings.
compactum), an annual in the mint family (Lamiaceae), as threatened.
More recently, he and Japanese colleague Norio Saito examined anthocyanins in 49 members of the mint family, Labiatae.
Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb of the mint family and is native to the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico.
The active ingredient in Ocufors, forskolin, is derived from the herb Coleus forskohlii, a plant native to subtropical and warm temperate habitats, and a member of the mint family.
The herb is germander (Teucrium chamaedrys), a member of the mint family whose blossoms are used in teas, tonics, and herbal capsules.
Besides the mint family, which includes not only the sages but rosemary, thyme, lavender and yerba buena as well, the daisy family (coreopsis, cosmos, Shasta and Michelmas daisy), the carrot family (parsley, fennel, dill, cilantro), and the verbena family (verbena, caryopteris, aloysia, lantana) are all famous for attracting beneficial insects.
Bill Chudziak and Anne Swithinbank investigate the diverse world of the mint family.
Three shrubs in the mint family bloom nonstop in any kind of soil.
of New York City is one of the MINT family of companies and is a subsidiary of OSHAP Technologies Ltd.