Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a beautifully calming plant in the mint family. It relaxes with out sedating. It is also a relaxing diaphoretic, used to help comfort someone with a high, tense fever. It is a great herb for kids. Lemon Balm, Elderflower and Peppermint is a classic mixture for colds and flus, especially for children.
Lemon Balm has also been shown to help reduce cold sores.
Lemon Balm is ruled by Jupiter.
Dosage: Infusion, 1 tsp per cup of water, 1-3 x a day, infused for 10 minutes.