mint family

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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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Both bee-friendly plants are members of the mint family. Anise hyssop, the 2019 Herb of the Year, is an American native and is the one with large leaves.
Mint family plants that attract effective pollinators include some favorite culinary herbs: basil, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, thyme, lavender and obviously mint.
Just to confuse matters a little more, they're all members of the mint family. So they're related to sage and basil.
Johnson and the Hopkins team say they undertook the research to try and put some rigorous scientific information into current concerns over the growing recreational use of Salvia divinorum, which is an herb in mint family. The plant, which has been used for centuries by shamans in Mexico for spiritual healing, is the target of increased nationwide legal efforts to restrict its availability and use.
Summary: JEDDAH: Customs officers in the northern border city of Hudaitha have seized a large quantity of drugs which the traffickers tried to smuggle into the Kingdom by hiding them in bags of coffee and zaatar (thyme), a low-growing aromatic plant of the mint family, said Ibrahim Al-Anazi, acting director general of the Customs Department, on Sunday.
The news broke after a Brazilian researcher, Graciela Rocha, led a team that examined the effects of a member of the mint family, Hyptis crenata (Brazilian mint), on laboratory animals.
There are concerns such videos, showing groups of people smoking the substance, which belongs to the mint family, are increasing the popularity and misuse of salvia.
Lavendula is part of the mint family which also includes herbs like sage and rosemary.
The spiky, flowering Mediterranean native of the mint family has it all: fragrance, form, flavor, and medicinal value.
Purple basil (opal basil, or Ocimum basilicum purpurea), a member of the mint family and native to India, has a flavor profile described as "heightened in intensity" in comparison with sweet basil.
It is in the mint family (Lamiaceae), and was one of the many native American herbs used as a substitute for black tea following the Boston Tea Party.
There's also some foliage from the mint family, which Usnick added for its fragrance.