I love ’em! :). I recently started juicing…I have lemon balm all around my yard …what benefits do you think I`ll have. Some can be quite powerful. Mine seems to have world domination plans as well! I have a great potful that I trim back and take to work, share with neighbors, family and use myself. What a wonderful idea – thanks for sharing Amber! Thanks for your tips Karen! how to preserve lemon balm for uses later? Just use 1 tsp of your dried lemon peel for each tablespoon of lemon zest that a recipe calls for. You can also use your powdered lemon peel to add delicious lemon-y flavor to salad dressings, cookies, pudding, veggies, etc. hey ,I’m from south Africa and i need to know where i can get the plant or where i can buy the tea. When you say “store for up to a year at least,” does that mean it won’t be ready for over a year? I’ll have to try some of the other recipes out. Yes, you can use the flowers as well. You’d want to give this recipe to kids over the age of one (because of the honey), but lemon balm by itself is even used for infants with colic. To be safe though, I have to mention those types of things so that people won’t just willy-nilly take something at home, without stopping to think that herbs can be powerful – just as powerful as a medication – and should be researched well before use, especially if there’s a medical condition or pregnancy involved. Simply add 1 tablespoon dried and crushed lemon balm or 1/4 cup whole fresh leaves. I just found your site. A leaf can be chewed to freshen the breath or crushed and placed on a bug bite to help ease the itch. Yep, witch hazel extract. Should I term all stems off for most of theses recipes? Really interesting to know about the sleepy time syrup. 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. That makes it a common ingredient in cut and scrape balms, as well as cold sore salves since it’s particularly effective topically against oral herpes outbreaks. 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[…] 12 Uses For Lemon Balm | Sore Muscles Soak  | Herbal Soap (Without Handling Lye) […], […] For further inspiration on ways to use this prolific plant, be sure to check out my post on 12 Things to Do With Lemon Balm. Also an important warning from […]. Any idea if they can be used in companion-planting with vegetables to discourage aphids, etc? Refrigerate for several hours. I love this post and definitely will be bookmarking it. Gather 5–7 stems and tie them together with kitchen string or thread. It’s better just to make what you want from the start, instead of mixing two processes. (Honey should not be used with children under 1 year old.). Dip lemon balm leaves in the mixture, then dip in sugar. Thanks for these great ideas!! Adult dose is 1/4 teaspoon (about 1 dropperful or 1 ml) at a time, as needed. (Some scents fade with time, though my two year old rose glycerite is still a pretty pink and smells as fresh as the day I made it!). 2 tablespoons . I think you could try the syrup or tincture, but you might also consider investigating rose for PMS. This is a favorite kid activity around here! Was just given lemon balm plant from the local community garden, cant wait till it establishes itself. I just bought my first lemon balm plant and will by tucking it into a nice (and large) pot I just happen to have. I grew some and its up now (looks like a nettle, smells nice)… to get the best sleeping effects can I just eat eat the whole plant?? I hope it helps your family members feel better! :) ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar. You’re welcome! I live in the desert in Arizona with an abundance of wildlife that likes to snatch up plants so I grow mine mostly indoors in a grow tent with 300 watts of light and my Lemon Balm plants and Peppermint Plants have just take off like you wouldn’t believe. Hi Jana, My once tiny lemon balm plant constantly threatens to take over one portion of my garden. I have heaps of it in the garden but haven’t ever done anything with it and now I know what to do. I am not understanding the negative link of lemon balm and thyroid meds for hypothyroidism. You can include lemon balm leaves in salads, soups and as a garnish in your everyday food and recipes. That has helped so many people I know (including me!) (No bath bags handy? These can be planted and will establish and spread quickly. Will the glycerite retain the good smell of fresh herbs? Hi Leigh – I’m glad you enjoyed reading! Its perfect this time of year growing vegetables. Hi Michelle! I was so happy to see how easily the stems could be re-harvested to grow into nice large plants! Simmer, covered partially, until the liquid is reduced in half. :). 1 tablespoon . Or add it to your favorite sugar cookie dough for a delicious lemony tea cookie. 3 … ), but I let fresh herbs infuse in witch hazel for about a week. Hi Chelsea! Hi Olivia, I’m glad you like the recipes and I hope they help your grandson and daughter! Hold tight they don’t come that often :) How about using oatmeal /porridge oats as a face mask.using the lemon leaves. ); 80proof vodka (or higher) Check out my Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home! The leaves are a tasty addition to iced tea and lemonade, wine, and fruit punch. 3 Bundle the stems and leaves of the lemon balm together with string and hang them up. That’s a wonderful idea Laura; thanks for sharing with us! Shelf life should be at least 9 months to 1 year+. Related: Fresh leaves can also be frozen in ice cubes to dress up a summer beverage. Sleepovers with Nan sound so much fun – I bet they have a great time! The easiest way to use lemon balm is to make a tea. :), Thank you so much. What a wonderful thing to find in your garden! Thank you. Now a word of caution… always, always triple wash your garden herbs. As an Amazon Asssociate we earn from qualifiying purchases. Thanks for stopping by! Hi Michelle, I’m not sure how Laura makes it (and if she sees your comment I hope she replies! My goal today was to find ways to use the Lemon Balm that grows rampant in my back yard. Tinctures very often turn brown (the liquid and herbs), so that part sounds okay. Hi Isabel, That’s great – I think you’ll enjoy your lemon balm plants! So, high on my list for this year is coming up with more mint recipes and project ideas. I grew my lemon balm from seed and it is huge and wonderful. Dab on blemishes and bug bites as needed. It’s so easy to make, your kids can help! You can tie little bunches up to air dry or you can place individual leaves on paper towels or clean dish towels and let them air dry, in a single layer, for several days. I just stuff my jar at least half full of fresh herbs (more is good too) and then cover to the top with witch hazel. Dry the leaves by gently laying them on a clean towel to remove any surface moisture. I’m not sure about the faint rotting smell though. Boil the water in pan and place the bowl on top of it. :) I’m not sure of the strength or how you’d dose your particular lemon balm pills, so that’s probably a good question for your doctor, but my thought is that you’d want to keep it in your system – so spread out throughout the day. Use lemon balm in place of lemon peel in recipes and to flavor soups, sauces, vinegars and seafood. This can also be done in a slow cooker. Can that be used in the same way as lemon balm? To brew a hot cup, Use 2 Tablespoons of fresh chopped leaves to every 8 ounces of boiling water. I remember last year that I thought of several more mint ideas, I just never got around to trying them out. Use sparingly, since the flavor is concentrated, and add to taste. Wonderful! My daughter & a friend of hers (teens) have excellent luck using honey on their face – I bet you could infuse honey with lemon balm leaves and use it as a mask too. Double the lemon balm if you plan to pour it over ice. You can find the full recipe and how to make it in my blog post, Super Healing Cold Sore Lip Balm. Thanks for asking & I hope that clarified my statement better! I want to steep this while I am gone for a week so I am hoping to pick up anything else at the co-op tomorrow. I am so excited to start using my herbs for things other than cooking. I would go ahead and strain it and then let it sit tightly closed (out of direct sunlight) for several days, then uncap and see what it smells like then. If they don’t think it’s a good idea at all though, you could try passionflower and/or valerian root for sleeping. For extra flavor, add a slice of fresh or dried lemon before serving. This site says: “Lemon Balm makes a suitable companion to many other vegetables, fruits and herbs. Lemon balm is a lot like mint. Lemon balm is one of my favorites, so even though it gets a little wild in the garden once it gets established, I love having it around. I found several interesting ways to use lemon balm that I’m excited to try. I have all this lemon balm and would really like to make your tea or syrup for relaxation and to help sleep, but I do take thyroid medication. All recipes are made and used at your own risk. I hope it does well for you! I really enjoyed reading it. I’m so happy to have found this link just when I was wondering what to do with my lemon balm! Which is better? Available from your favorite bookstore or the following book sellers: 9+ Things to Make with Purple Dead Nettle, Ginger & Lemon Balm Honey Syrup for Colds & Flu. Thanks to the Nerdy Farm Wife for my favorite post on Lemon Balm, 12 Things to Do With Lemon Balm–go for it! I’m going to make the sleepy time syrup for him and tincture for my daughter who suffers from anxiety. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, stirring well. Maybe I will try to find a plant and just purchase it. :), […] just found that The Nerdy Farm Wife has a great post on 12 Things to Do With Lemon Balm–I’m excited to try the Lemon Balm and Honey Butter idea! I had graduated personal training school several years ago and we were cautioned about giving advice regarding supplements and herbs – especially when combined with certain conditions and/or medications. Your lemon balm glycerite should smell lemon-y for a while. Today, I decided to look on the internet to find how to use this herb. You should be able to make a lemon balm tea and use it for the liquid in any face mask recipe you find online. This subtly flavored water is so refreshing on a hot summer day! I just mix a few in with the leaves sometimes and use them as usual in the various recipes that call for lemon balm. A caution is that lemongrass needs to be avoided by pregnant women, since it can start menstrual flow/cause miscarriage. It’s sort of a suggested expiration date (though quite a few people – including me- keep tinctures for several years since alcohol is an excellent preservative!). Thanks so much :), Hi Dana, Thanks for the kind words! Once you plant it, it usually grows and spreads A LOT. Am enjoying as I write this lemon balm tea. The information on this site is for idea-sharing only. Moisten a pinch of cosmetic clay with lemon balm tea. Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. I hope that you enjoy your lemon balm plant – it’s a lovely one to have around! This certainly does happen INDEED! Of course, you can add more honey if you like it a little sweeter but that will up the calories. http://www.herbgarden.co.za/mountainherb/herbinfo.php?id=27 Try adding finely chopped leaves (1 to 2 TBSP) and lemon zest (a pinch) to your favorite scone or muffin recipe. Hi Chelsea, I’m glad you’re finding more uses for your herbs! How long do you let it steep for? This will sure come in handy this year, when I get my lemon balm. Oh dear…. dried, seedless rosehips. Add the juice of a lemon or a few dried lemon or orange slices when you add the herbs to the boil. If it’s a vodka tincture, then yes, you could do that. Hi Nikhila, Thanks for sharing your experiences with lemon balm with us! The login page will open in a new tab. Hi Casey! To make: Beat an egg white with a tiny bit of water. Or maybe that would be a face wash of sorts… but still – good ideas! Did you enjoy this article on 12+ uses for lemon balm? In a food processor combine the lemon balm with 2-3 Tbsp of good olive oil. Love for you to come by Wildcrafting Wednesday and share. If you’re eager to try some of these applications, find organic dried lemon balm here. Glycerites might have a shorter shelf life, but alcohol and vinegar tinctures will both last a long time. Love it. Note: You can make larger or smaller batches – keeping a ratio of about 2 parts lemon balm infusion to 1 part honey. You can find the full recipe in my blog post, Lemon Balm Soap. Herbal infused glycerin can also be used as an ingredient in lotions, toners and aftershave recipes. You can also divide your plant and put part of it in your garden. Place the baking sheet in a 200 degree F oven until the leaves look dry, but not browned. Slowly pour the rinse over your head, massaging it into your scalp and along the entire hair shaft. Hi Nadine, I’m glad that you found some helpful ideas in the post! Here are two sites I found with some info to help you decide: You'll need: 3 cups loosely packed, fresh lemon balm leaves (or about 1 cup dried) 6 cups hot water; Juice of 4 fresh lemons (around 1 cup) You can find the full recipe and how to make it at my blog post, Ginger & Lemon Balm Cold & Flu Syrup. I found you on the web as a result of a search for information about the uses of lemon balm. I would give your doctor/nurse/midwife a call and see what they say. Note: While it’s generally considered safe for most people, large amounts of lemon balm may inhibit thyroid function. :), Was reading all these post archives and wondered what is ACV that Laura uses in her mosquito repellent. Spring isn’t *too* far away though! Once the tincture is strained it is completely finished and ready to use. I usually mix with equal parts honey for better patient compliance. ty. That is a great idea! boiling water Steep for 5 minutes. All content © The Nerdy Farm Wife - All Rights Reserved. It will turn brown, but that’s not a problem! 3. Lemon Balm Ice Cream with Egg Yolk Custard Base, Roasted Blueberry and Lemon Balm Ice Cream, herbal lollypops with elderberry and lemon balm, Blackberry Jammin Gin Cocktail with Lemon Balm, Relaxation Herbal Tea Mix with Lemon Balm, Ginger & Lemon Balm Syrup for Colds & Flu, « Companion Planting Strawberries with Mushrooms. Thank you, my first herbs and garden in years, I’m learning, next year will be much better. I must say that I just love the information you provide for using various plants that can be grown at home. I look forward to the tea, the water, and the tincture. I was given a lemon balm plant this Spring by a girl who rides on the school bus that I drive. We keep it in the fridge, so it’s refreshing, too! Your website was on the top of the list, and I am very happy that I clicked on it. Hi Angela, Congratulations! I purchased a small lemon balm plant from a nursery. Place about 3/4 cup lemon balm leaves into a small pot and add enough water to just cover the leaves. Mow them down! Be blessed. To make: Beat an egg white with a tiny bit of water. Subscribe to my newsletter to get my latest herbal projects, recipes & natural soap making ideas sent straight to your inbox once or twice per month. I’m off to trim the plants! Try a thin white sock with a knot tied at the top.). Well, now I know! I was looking forward to making lemon balm tea this year after reading the article. Your email address will not be published. How exciting! Lemonbalm is a fragrant herb that always seems to grow lush and strong in the garden. This lip balm recipe was designed especially for my son who developed cold sores triggered by sunshine when he was young. Fill a jar about 3/4 full with fresh leaves. Hi Irene! Why do you suggest against it? I am so happy to find out how to use it. :). You could try freezing it in your icebox/ freezer :), Thanks for the reply Alyssa! Hi Samantha, I don’t have a recipe – but I love the idea! I presume that the potency of the plant material isn’t as strong, that’s why it has that shelf life.. Hi Sandra! Fill a bath bag with lemon balm leaves and rose petals. :). New uses would be wonderful to add to my current book of recipes. Let steep until cool enough to drink. However, here’s why I put that suggestion in: The first time I saw this information, was a quote by respected herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar: “Lemon balm is considered a thyroid inhibitor; those suffering from hypothyroidism or low thyroid activity should use it only under the guidance of a health-care practitioner.” That made me curious to learn more, because if anything my children & I run more to having a few symptoms on the opposite hyperthyroidism side of things & I wondered if we could benefit by taking it more. Thanks, Jan. You had me at “attracts bees to the garden” (always a good thing)! If anyone is having trouble sleeping here, I usually give them lemon balm in the evening or not long before bed and it seems to be effective that way. :), […] alongside E’s sunflower. I started with one tiny plant, and now it has spread to cover about 1/3 of one side of my house. I’ve been watching this plant sweep over its neighbors in my garden and I must act! (We have super fast metabolism, that’s not always a good thing.). Roast in the preheated oven 30 minutes, then turn chicken breast-side-up, and continue baking until … I cut up some lemon balm leaves and put them in a simmering pot of water on my stove all day to freshen my kitchen/home (making sure to keep water added), it smells wonderful! Though i am a thyroid patient (hypothyroid) on medication, i don’t think one leaf a week would have any bad effect on my problem. Jan! Lemon balm vinegar can be used as a hair rinse, added to your bath water, or used to add extra flavor to salad dressings. I’m a firm believer in waste not want not with regard to plants!! I’ve never collected the seeds, so I’m not sure much about them. I cut it and put it in a vase just to tame it, a nice bouquet when flowers are short. I was thinking of using it as part of my bedtime regime when I have 2 or 3 over excited grandchildren on a sleepover at ‘nans’. Dried Lemon Balm Recipes. Thank you so much for those sites and thank you for all you do! This recipe for lemon balm lip balm not only has a bright and cheery lemon fragrance but it also is a great way to prevent and treat cold sores. If they feel like you should avoid it, perhaps something that will help you with sleep is a magnesium supplement. Stash it in the refrigerator for around 2 weeks and take whenever you’ve been around germy people, feel a little run down or think you might be catching something. You can even buy it in your local grocery stores (check the pharmacy section) or drug stores like CVS. Would you know if there are any changes in dose for different ages and at what age is it safe to give. I consider […]. How long has it been infusing for? I’m excited hahah. Lay the coated leaves on a parchment lined baking sheet. Hi Michael, That’s an interesting use – I’d love to hear how it turns out! Thanks. Sweeten to taste & enjoy! This simple Lemon Balm Pesto version exchanges chives for the garlic and lemon balm for the basil, but is otherwise pretty traditional. I’ve kept infusions for up to around 9 months. Place the baking sheet in a 200 degree F oven until the leaves look dry, but not browned. I have a bunch of lemon balm waiting for my attention, and I could use that sleepytime herbal syrup due to some menopause-related sleep problems (I also have hormone-related blemishes that it could help with!). Thanks! Get the seedlings out while you can. Once established, the larger plants are very difficult to pull out, I have to dig them. If it were me, I’d probably experiment with mixing it with some clay first, perhaps French green clay. Hi, I love all your recipes, Thanks! This will boost the lemon balm flavor and add a bit of vitamin C. Add a handful of grains with the herbs to give a more beer or braggot-like body to the brew. I am growing 2 pots of lemon grass. You can find the full recipe and how to make it in my blog post, Lemon Balm Bug Spray. :) I had one too! We left the roots on this one so you can plant it if you like; keep it in a pot or […]. There might be some other or closer options in that search. Hi, Can I put herbs in ACV for a few months and then transfer to alcohol or glycerine for long preservation? Thank you for all the tips!! I want to thank you for the warning about not consuming large amounts of this plant if one has a thyriod condition…I take meds for low thyriod everyday,thank you so much for providing this important information along with the rest of the helpful tips on how to use the plants . Just back from the nursery with lemon balm seedlings. https://thesimplelifesimplified.com/5-calming-herbs-herbal-tea-recipes-for-sleep If you bought it from a local nursery though, there’s a good chance that it is suitable for your area, but you can double check with them and see what they recommend. 1/2 teaspoon . Gently rinse your lemon or lime balm in a bowl with running water. I have been trying to grow lemon balm from seed with not much luck. What a great idea, thanks for sharing it; I’ll have to experiment with that this summer! If you are using a soap melting pot, it should automatically switch from melt too warm. Add a lilttle hot water then mashing them all together ..Splatter on face :). Pour simmering hot water into the jar then cover the top with a saucer so that none of the vapors escape. That’s great to know that lemon balm and peppermint do well indoors as well! http://www.herbanmomma.com/2013/08/wildcrafting-wednesday-8-28-13/, Hi Kristin! I haven’t tried lemon balm in juice myself, but it seems like a little bit in moderation might be a good addition! I hope that you find lemon balm helps you feel better! The best part is that it’s yet another way to help use up some of my abundance of lemon balm and other herbs! Hi Larry, What a great gift! If you’re taking any medication though, it’s good to check with whoever prescribed it before using an herb in a greater amount than seasoning. Here’s a recipe that has more information that might interest you: https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/rose-glycerite-emotional-balancer/, […] 12 Things to Do With Lemon Balm from The Nerdy Farm Wife […]. (Lemon balm responds well to heavy pruning, so you can’t really hurt it!). Cap with a non-metallic lid and store in a cool, dark place for about 4 to 6 weeks, shaking periodically. Remove any blemished leaves. Thanks for all the info here. It has survived freezing winters and super dry summers where nothing grew well. :), […] The Nerdy Farm Wife for 12 Things To Do With Lemon Balm. This version adds a light lemony flavor. If they are small, thin stems like are found on the tips, they’re fine to leave on. I found you through a Google search when I was looking for lemon balm uses. (They make a really great combination.) I sometimes add a slice of lemon and some basil with it to give it an extra kick, or add fresh lavender. Thanks! Dose by the spoonful at night to help calm and relax. 2 cups fresh lemon balm leaves (Fresh lemon balm has a lot of volatile oils and aromatics, so fresh will be more potent than using dried. Tea time it is. I’m not sure whether it gives a better effect or not, though you can certainly try it out and see how it works for you! :), […] compounds with powerful antioxidant properties). could you e-mail me and ell me what ACV is. Thanks in advance for your kind assistance. I find seedlings half way across my yard! get a better night’s sleep and it’s likely to be doctor approved. Likely, your naturopath has you on a balanced combination of other herbs & nutrients suited just for your situation. You just can’t go wrong with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese! Here’s an example of one that I found: “Melissa Officinalis produced a significant inhibition of TSH binding to its receptor and of antibody binding to TSH”, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14759065. Followed you from the Homestead Barn Hop. Thank you. Still, though I’d double check with your doctor since they know your full health history and such. Lemon balm is low maintenance – great for both garden plots and containers (indoors and out). It is also easy to propagate lemon balm plant as it is quite a hardy plant and requires little care. Yes, you sure can. Lemon balm can be air dried outside but for optimal color and flavor, indoor drying is best. I sure will collect some leaves, since some family members are suffering from the mentioned conditions. Hi Miss Juday! A cold infused fresh lemon balm tea is a refreshing treat in the summer and I drink dried lemon balm tea all year long. I steep lemon balm and peppermint in witch hazel and a splash of ACV, then strain and add a splash of aloe juice and put it in a spray bottle. I’m sorry that I didn’t see Cheryl’s comment earlier! I live in a pretty dry climate with rocky soil. Store in the refrigerator for about 3 days. Hi Pam! Thank you for the recipes. I’ve tried a lot of homemade bug spray recipes and this is my favorite one. ), if you mix it with a little water into your blender and break it up some you can freeze it in ice cube trays…it keeps very well in zip lock bags. Also, my daughter has excellent results with taking magnesium before bed to help her sleep better. Fortunately, lemon balm has many uses and today, I’m sharing over a dozen things to do with this prolific little gem. Many of the clinical trials use about 3 grams per day. That would be up to the doctor that prescribed your medication since he/she knows the severity of your condition, the amount you take & the numbers on your blood work. Drizzle the salads with honey or a dressing made of yogurt and honey. Thank you all so much for sharing this information. Add in dried lemon balms into the top bowl of your double boiler. Great fun though . Check after 20 minutes and every 5 to 10 after that. 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