Other Names: Bee balm, melissa, sweet balm
Traditional Uses:blood pressure, colds, influenza, nervous tension, insomnia, indigestion
Description: Hairy perennial herb with creeping roots and square stems that grow up to 3 ft. Lemon-scented heart-shaped toothed leaves. Flowers are white or pink and appear in late summer.
Uses: Leaves and tips picked just before or after flowering may be used fresh or dried quickly in the shade or frozen to preserve oils. Used to treat colds, flu, insomnia and indigestion.
Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?