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*You will receive one-half (1/2) ounce of dried, organic Lemon Balm. It will be freshly sealed in a zip-lock bag, embellished with a bow and a tag.

*If you would like more than a half-ounce, or if you are planning on purchasing several of my products, please request a custom listing, and save some money! :)

*PLEASE PERUSE THE FOLLOWING FUN AND ENLIGHTENING INFORMATION, OR AT LEAST SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR ANY IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS OR DISCLAIMERS. THANKS!

LEMON BALM
-Organic
-Kosher
-Free from irradiation, ozone treatment, sulfites, gasses, and other sanitary chemicals

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Lemon Balm, or Melissa Officinalis, is also known as melissa, sweet balm, and balm.

Lemon balm is a mint with a distinctly lemony scent.

Its botanical name Melissa is taken from the Greek word for bee, indicative of the plant's attractive power for bees and useful insects of all kinds.

The term "balm" refers to balsam, the ancient world's most important sweet-smelling oils.

FOLKLORE / FOOD / FUN FACTS:

--A lemony-fresh and sweet herb, it is said that a pinch of Balm improves nearly all cups of tea.

--Wonderful infused into wine or mead!

--Many virtues were formerly ascribed to this plant. Gerard says: 'It is profitably planted where bees are kept. The hives of bees being rubbed with the leaves of bawme, causeth the bees to keep together, and causeth others to come with them.' And again quoting Pliny, 'When they are strayed away, they do find their way home by it.'

--John Hussey, of Sydenham, who lived to the age of 116, breakfasted for fifty years on Balm tea sweetened with honey, and herb teas were the usual breakfasts of Llewelyn Prince of Glamorgan, who died in his 108th year. Carmelite water, of which Balm was the chief ingredient, was drunk daily by the Emperor Charles V.

--Balm is frequently used as one of the ingredients of potpourri. Mrs. Bardswell, in The Herb Garden, mentions Balm as "one of the bushy herbs that are invaluable for the permanence of their leaf-odours, which, though ready when sought, do not force themselves upon us, but have to be coaxed out by touching, bruising or pressing. Balm with its delicious lemon scent, is by common consent one of the most sweetly smelling of all the herbs in the garden. Balm-wine was made of it and a tea."

MYSTIC / MAGIC / CRAFT USE:

--Ruled by the Moon and Water, a goddess herb, particularly Venus

--Lemon balm is very fitting for Esbat (Full Moon) rituals.

--In magic lore, it inspires love and vitality.

--In the past, new bee hives were rubbed with it to get bees to move in and feel at home, and it was also traditionally planted around hives. The flowers are tiny but make much nectar. Obviously, it is a good candidate for bee/honey magic, inviting productive energy.

--Try making a tea with honey and pouring it into bathwater. You’ll feel sweet and irresistible!

--It was also a favorite herb of the alchemist Paracelsus and is the focus of his Primum ens Melissa, an alchemical mixture that he called “the source of all life.”

MEDICINAL USE:

*Etsy does not allow any medicinal information. To be informed of the potential medicinal uses of this botanical, please visit this page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/mortar-and-petal/medicinal-botanicals-information-k-l/255509394570240

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THIS INFORMATION HAS NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

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LEMON BALM, Organic - Melissa Officinalis -Makes a Delicious, Soothing Tea - Symbolizes Vitality, Peace, Love, Beauty, HAPPINESS -Half Ounce

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