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Be Aromatic Organic Lemon Balm Infusion

Be Aromatic Organic Lemon Balm Infusion

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Melissa Officinalis

Lemon Balm, also known as a honey balm or bee balm is a vigorous aromatic plant from the mint family. The leaves smell both minty and lemony at the same time, in a way that is often compared to citronella.

Melissa comes from the Greek word for “honey bee”, and was rubbed on beehives to encourage bees to stay together and attract more.  We like that, a lot.

Lemon balm’s medicinal usage is mentioned as far back as 300 BC in Historia Plantarum, written by Greek native, Theophrastus, a successor of Aristotle. By the 7th century, lemon balm was commonly domesticated throughout Europe, after it was formally introduced to Spain. During the Middle Ages, lemon balm was noted by herbalists, philosophers, and scientists. It was thought to be restorative and promote vitality while also helping to improve mood. Early herbalists, such as Avicenna, coined the term “it makes the heart merry." To this day, it is used for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

The list of medicinal usage and properties of lemon balm is extensive. Melissa officinalis is reported to possess sedative, antistress, antianxiety, and mood-enhancing abilities. It was also found to ease digestion, nausea, sleep disorders, depression, and headaches, among many others.

Lemon Balm is 100% Caffeine Free.

Net weight 30g (Loose Leaf)

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