lemon balm

April 30, 2018

Lemon Balm & Raspberry Chillaxing Slushy

Need to relax and chill out – try this Lemon Balm and Raspberry Chillaxing Slushy!  Also called Melissa, lemon balm has shown in research to be a calming herb that helps with anxiety and insomnia. Lemon Balm & Raspberry Chlillaxing Slushy Ingredients 2 cups of water 2 Tbsp of sugar […]
July 10, 2018

Lemon Balm (Melissa)

July 10, 2018

Melissa / Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Melissa officinalis Family: Lamiaceae This plant of the mint family has been traditionally used to help calm the mind and reduce insomnia.  Multiple human studies have shown it has potential in reducing anxiety and depression and in improving memory and cognition.  Lemon balm is also know to help […]
July 10, 2018

Lemon Balm / Aloe Cold Sore Lip Balm

Mouth cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), but could have other causes.  Some studies have demonstrated lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) contains compounds to help fight the virus.  Aloe may also help.  See the research listed below. Lemon Balm / Aloe Cold Sore Lip […]
July 17, 2018

Home Herbal Spa Bath Ideas

Life can get stressful, and you have earned the right to pamper yourself with an at home spa bath!  Melt the stress away and soak your worries into oblivion in a tub of fresh flower petals, oil infused herbs, or crushed flower bath salts.  Some gentle herbs to include in […]
November 25, 2018

Herbal Tea Can Be Easy To Make At Home! Try These Recipes.

Pictured – Herbs & Spices to Make Herbal Tea Using herbs to make tea is easy and comes with a variety of health benefits.  Below is a list of 16 common herbs and spices used to make tea, their flavor profile, common ailments for which they have been used, and […]
January 3, 2019

Sedative / Calming

Certain herbs and essential oils can have a calming effect, lowering blood pressure, and promoting a sense of relaxation and peace. Calming Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  […]
February 18, 2019

Making Aromatic Teas from Herbs Growing in the Garden

By Kathy Sadowski, LMT, RYT, Registered Aromatherapist This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Autumn, 2018) and  it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2017-2018 statement. In a few months, you can be making aromatic teas from the herbs growing in your garden!  February is the […]
February 20, 2019

It’s Thyme to Get Started: What I will be Planting in My Spring Herb Garden this Year!

Late February to early March is a good time to get started on buying your seeds in preparation for your Spring herb garden.  Start the seeds indoors, and then take the young plants outside once they are big enough and freezing temperatures are over.  Or, you can wait until after […]