I love the smell of the lemon balm plant and have learned there are many things you can do with this herb. There are so many uses for this plant - from medicinal purposes, cooking, crafts, cosmetics and teas. There are many websites listing the uses of this plant. I've listed just a couple of useful links on this herb below.
The Homestead Garden - listing everything you wanted to know about Lemon Balm
The Homespun Seasonal Living Blog - Listing 10 ways to use Lemon Balm
The Herb Society - An extensive guide, including recipes
Healing From the Home Remedies blog - listing uses and recipes.
- Lemon balm is high in flavonoids, which can have an antioxidant effect
- Lemon balm also contains tannins, which are astringent and contribute to lemon balm’s antiviral effects.
- Lemon balm had historic use as an attractor of honeybees
- It has many medicinal purposes too - treats digestive issues, fevers, insomnia, colds and flu, anxiety to name a few.
This year I am going to dry as much as I can and use for tea during the winter months.