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Lovely Lemon Balm

$4 - $10
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Melissa officinalis

For centuries, lemon balm has been prized as a healing herb, used to relax the body and spirit, aid digestion, relieve intestinal complaints and promote sleep.

Ancient Greeks thought regular use of lemon balm would lead to a longer life. Modern research has shown the herb to be an effective antispasmodic and treatment for viral cold sores and the symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

To brew loose tea, place a measuring teaspoon of tea in a tea strainer or loose in an eight-ounce cup. Add boiling water and steep for at least 10 minutes. Each 8oz recycled aluminum tin of tea (1oz net weight) brews approximately 20 cups.

To brew iced tea, place the natural abaca fiber 5"X3.5" brew bag in a 64oz container. Add about a quart and a half of boiling water. Steep for one hour. Chill. Add more water to taste. Each .2 oz brew bag will brew at least a half-gallon of tea. Remove bag within 24 hours. Keep refrigerated for five days. Plants love used tea leaves!

Note: Herbal data is provided for educational purposes only and has not been approved by the FDA.