Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis         Family: Labiatae



Caution: considered a thyroid inhibitor; if taking medication or suffer from hypothyroidism, consult with health care provider before using

Dosage: 1-2 tsp herb infused 1 Cup boiling water or 1oz dried herb for 1 pint of water, can take up to 2 Cups daily; 15-30 drops tincture, can be taken up to twice daily

Parts Used: Leaves

Range: Native to south central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran and central Asia; now it is naturalized in the Americas zones 4-9

Habitat & Growing Conditions: grow in full sun to light shade in well drained soil

Traditional Chinese Medicine Flavors: Sour, spicy, cool


Key Constituents:

Try Lemon Balm in Heavenly Relaxation Herb Tea


The Way of Herbs, Michael Tierra p151

Medicinal Herbs, A Beginner’s Guide, Rosemary Gladstar p156


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