Lemon balm was named “Herb of the Year” in 2007 by the International Herb Association. This doesn’t come as a surprise because this surprising plant is capable of just about everything. Its uses are many: from the kitchen to the outdoors, lemon balm is an extremely versatile and useful plant. The best thing is that it’s easy to grow in the comfort of your own garden. In this article, we’ll explain the top 9 reasons why you need to grow lemon balm in your garden.
1. Calms the Mind
Lemon balm is known for its soothing psychological properties. Indigenous tribes have used this powerful remedy for centuries as a way of enhancing spiritual experiences and treating stress. To reap the benefits of this wonder plant, finely chop its leaves and boil them in water. After a few minutes strain the liquid and slowly consume it. Optionally, you may use the leaves to extract their oil, which may be rubbed onto the skin (after being diluted with water) which is said to cause a relaxing effect. Alternatively, pre-made pills containing lemon balm may be purchased from your local pharmacy.