Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis (Labiatae)

Other Names: Bee balm, melissa, sweet balm
Traditional Uses:blood pressure, colds, influenza, nervous tension, insomnia, indigestion
Magical Uses:
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?

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Melanie Hooten was a Isian and Correllian High Priestess. She studied Wicca for over 15 years, before her sudden passing in 2015, age 36. Melanie was a light in the world, and her writing are left here as a testament to her love of the Earth, and of the Goddess.


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