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Lemon Balm Tea

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Ingredients

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2 tbsp dried lemon balm
For taste :
1 tbsp dried oat straw
2 tbsp dried seedless rosehips
1 1/2 tbsp dried orange peel
1/2 tsp dried lavender

Lemon Balm Tea

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  • Veg
Cuisine:
    • 8 mins
    • Serves 2
    • Easy

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    Lemon Balm is a plant that belongs to the mint family Lamiaceae and has its origin from Europe. Its scientific name is ‘Melissa officinalis’. The leaves of this herb have a mild lemon aroma, which is widely used to make medicines treat anxiety, digestion issues, and other health disorders. The tea can be prepared from its leaves alone or with a combination of other herbs, like oatstraw, rosehips, lavender, and orange peel, to extract maximum benefits and taste out of it. The tea can be consumed up to 4 times daily.

    Health Benefits

    Lemon balm tea is known to cure many diseases and has a worldwide reputation for being an herb that supports good health. It not only treats insomnia, the problem of sleeping less than what your body needs to stay healthy, but is also known to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. This is because the leaves, when used to prepare a tea, acts as a sedative for its drinkers and further improves mental functioning.

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    How to Make Lemon Balm Tea

    To make 1 cup of lemon balm tea

    • Take a pot and pour 1 cup of water in it.
    • Bring the water to boil and add 1 rounded tablespoon of the above-prepared tea blend.
    • Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes
    • Then take the pan off the heat and strain the mixture and discard what’s left in the strainer
    • Pour it into your cup and sweeten it with sugar, honey, or sweetener if desired.

    Trivia

    • The scientific name Melissa means honey-bee in the Greek language, which refers that honey bees are attracted towards lemon balm leaves
    • The oil or extract of lemon balm is used for flavoring purposes in various foods and beverages.

    In early years, lemon balm was planted around beehives by beekeepers and used to clean the hives with lemon balm oil.

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