- 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 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.
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.
How to Make Lemon Balm Tea
To make 1 cup of lemon balm tea
In early years, lemon balm was planted around beehives by beekeepers and used to clean the hives with lemon balm oil.