Lemon balm

If you are only ever going to have one herb plant in the garden I suggest Lemon balm.  It is reputed to have many health benefits, such as improved sleep, relaxation and helping with gut health.

I would recommend keeping in a tub, because it grows very strongly and will spread everywhere.

Making Tea

It’s recommended that you take one to two cups a day.

Pull off the individual leaves and don’t make the mistake of breaking off whole stems like I did.  This will allow the little leaf’s to grow back.  Wash the leaf’s well.   Either put a number of leaf’s into a cup and pour on boiling water.  Alternately put the leaf’s into a pan of boiling water and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

There are currently studies going on to see if Lemon balm helps with Alzheimer’s.  The signs are encouraging.

This plant I have taken a picture of is green.  But at my other house I had a yellow plant, that looks nicer.

Lemon balm

Lemon balm

All the best

Tim

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