BALM

BALM: 

Also Known As: Bee Balm, Cure-All, Lemon Balm, Melissa and Sweet Balm

HISTORY:

Bees love the fragrance of this herb. The generic name for balm is Melissa, which is the Greek name for bee. 

PREPARATION:

  • Bath:

For a relaxing and soothing bath, put a handful of balm in a cloth. Tie it and run your bath water over it. In addition to feeling relaxed you will love the lemony aroma scent.

  • Infusion:

For a lemony tasting infusion, use 2 teaspoons of leaves per cup of water. Steep for about 10 to 20 minutes. You may drink up to 3 cups per day.

  • Tincture:

Use one half to one and a half teaspoons of balm up to 3 times daily.

 USE: (Grow Your Own)

Balm grows up to 2 feet in height. Stems are small, square and produce white or yellow flowers. Seeds are sown in the spring and can germinate indoors our out. Keep the soil moist and well drained. Partial shade is preferred. Germination takes 3 to 4 weeks.