Old Fashioned Lemon Balm Lemonade: 4 LEMONS • 1/2 c fresh LEMON BALM leaves • 1/2 cup Sugar (or STEVIA or Honey, to taste) • 2/3 c boiling WATER • 2 1/2 c cold WATER • 2-3 fresh sprigs LEMON BALM, as garnish
12 Things to Make With Lemon Balm - Lemon balm is an easy to grow herb that not only attracts bees to the garden, but is also a great anti-viral with relaxing properties that are helpful for soothing frayed nerves and calming hyper children. Traditionally, it’s been used to gently treat colic and upset stomach in everyone from infants to elders. A leaf can be chewed to freshen the breath or crushed and placed on a bug bite to help ease the itch.
Try this effective DIY lip balm recipe next time a cold sore comes around! It features lemon balm - a potent antiviral that's been shown in studies to improve cold sore symptoms & shorten the duration of time to heal.
Lemon Balm Pesto / for the pesto: 2 cups fresh lemon balm leaves 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup nutritional yeast juice of 1 lemon salt and pepper to taste