Real World Gardener Lemon Balm as Herbal in Plant of the Week

February 21st, 2019


Lemon Balm as Herbal

Herbs are a great addition to any garden even if you’re just growing them in a pot or trough.

They’re useful plants to have because they tend to be used almost daily throughout the year in our cooking.

This is one herb that’s not talked about too much when Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme are mentioned.

I'm talking with Simone Jeffries, Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist .

Let’s find out …


Lemon balm is also used for insomnia, cold sores, indigestion, and heartburn

In essential oil form, the scent of lemon balm is said to reduce stress.

Lemon balm makes a great calmative tea. 


Put 5-6 leaves in boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes.

Sip before bed-time for a restful night's sleep.

Grow it from seed if you don’t know someone who can give you a piece.

Remember Simone’s tip, grow it in a pot if you don’t want it taking over your garden.

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