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Lemon balm

lemon balmMelissa officinalis

A deliciously-scented tea made from balm soothes nervous indigestion, palpitations, insomnia, headaches and stress; it also helps fevers, colds and flu. Balm is particularly valued in Germany as an ingredient of Melissengeist.

β€œAn essence of Balm, given in Canary wine, every morning will renew youth, strengthen the brain, relieve languishing nature and prevent baldness.” (London Dispensary, 1696)