ORGANIC LEMON BALM, c/s
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Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Origin: India / Albania / Bulgaria / Croatia
Production: Lemon balm is a perennial, native to the Mediterranean, with heart-shaped leaves that bloom small white flowers in the summer. The leaves are harvested and dried for culinary and herbal use.
Qualities: Lemon balm has been used since ancient times to calm the body and uplift the spirit. It boasts an incredible abundance of culinary uses, as well as cosmetic and herbal applications. Traditionally it has been used as a natural remedy to reduce anxiety, promote calm, improve sleep, and heal wounds.
Common Use: The delicate, citrus-like flavor of lemon balm is used in jams, fruit salads, baking, and many savory dishes such as fish and poultry dishes, soups, sauces, and salads. It can be brewed as a soothing tea, by itself or blended with other ingredients such as ginger root, orange peel or rosehips. It is used as a soothing essential oil and in perfumes and cosmetics. It has also been used to polish wooden furniture, make homemade toothpaste, and repel insects!
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place in an airtight container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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Not very fresh
The lemon balm I received was from Egypt, it was very dark and almost no aroma to leaves. I typically grow all my own herbs for my business, but the demand has been so high this year I had to purchase some herbs. I typically use a different vendor but decided to give Essential Organics a try. Probably not do that again