Lemon Balm Teas
Lemon balm supports digestion and helps calm frazzled nerves. A member of the mint family with broad leaves and a pleasing lemony scent, the lemon balm plant is bright and uplifting.
Organic Lemon Balm
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The uses of lemon balm herb are mostly directed at the nervous and digestive systems. Sometimes called the “Bringer of Gladness,” it’s the perfect plant ally for when you’re periodically feeling down. Considered a nervine, it is well known for its ability to calm the nervous system, but does lemon balm make you sleepy? Luckily the herbal action of lemon balm is gentle and not overly sedating, making it a good herbal tea to sip throughout the day to relieve tension or drive away the occasional blues.
The aroma of lemon balm is a joy to the senses, as its high essential oil content, mostly made up of citral, citronellal, linalool, and geraniol, comes through as a sweet citrus scent, brightening your mood just by smelling the fresh picked leaves. This high essential oil content is why lemon balm is traditionally used to support digestion, giving the herb a carminative action on the digestive tract. Carminative herbs are especially useful at dispersing gas in the lower gastrointestinal tract. This essential oil content in our lemon balm tea produces a flavor profile that is herbaceous with subtle notes of citrus.
While we use lemon balm in tea, the ancients often infused or fermented it with wine. One formula was called Carmelite Water or Spirit of Melissa, and it was originally made in the 16th century by Carmelite nuns. Their patented recipe included lemon balm and spices like angelica, nutmeg and cinnamon all infused into wine. This elixir was used for many different purposes including occasional tension, anxiety and indigestion.
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Our Organic Lemon Balm tea calms the nervous system, soothes frazzled nerves and supports healthy digestion.
As part of the mint plant family, lemon balm leaves have a lemony scent and taste pleasantly mild, with subtle citrus notes.
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