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Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm)

Sweet, lemony and delicious. Easy to grow. Crush a leaf lightly in fingers and drop into a cup, cover with boiling water, cover and steep 10 minutes. Digestive aide, relaxing nervine. Lemon balm is a commonly used household remedy to raise the spirits. It helps with nervous tension, insomnia due to anxiety, and can be used externally to treat cold sores and insect bites.