Lemonbalm (Melissa Officinalis) is a very common plant in mediterranean countries. In Greece it can be found almost everywhere. It has a light lemon scent, is rich in nectar and thus it is cultivated for feeding bees. In the ancient years it was considered the elixir of youth and thus alchemists and priests would use it to produce suitable potions.
Ingredients: Organic Lemonbalm leaves.
Herb with a distinctive lemon scent. Beverage from lemon balm leaves has been traditionally used for its calming properties, for soothing sleeplessness and mild stress.
It is used also for its anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant impact, as well as a booster of the circulatory system and the heart.
It is considered to sooth various conditions of the digestive system. Various studies show that it enhances mental clarity and memory and loosens the muscles.
Directions: For herbal tea. Add one teaspoon of herb per cup of hot water and steep covered, for 4-5 minutes. Strain and enjoy hot or iced, plain or add sweetener to taste.
In cooking gives fragrance and flavor to sauces and salads, cocktails and ice creams. It can be combined with cold lemonade.