IF you lack get-up-and-go in the morning, the sherbet lemon scent from a bruised leaf of lemon balm
will re-energise you.
Horticultural Therapist This week in the therapy garden we have been harvesting lots of lemon balm
(melissa officinalis) - it's truly one of the most underappreciated garden herbs.
: As the name suggests, the lemon balm
with its citrus flavor is a refreshing addition to lemonades, teas, salads, fish and poultry dishes.
Lemongrass and Citronella are commonly used to adulterate the oil -- beware of cheap Lemon Balm
INGREDIENTS For the cake layers: 4 organic eggs 125g sugar 150g plain flour 1tsp baking powder Butter, for greasing For the rhubarb compote: 300g rhubarb stalks 150g unrefined cane sugar 1 handful of lemon balm
(a plant similar to mint, which can be found growing wild - or you can leave this out) 1/2 vanilla pod To assemble: 50g blanched almonds 50g white chocolate, plus extra shavings to decorate 500ml whipping cream 1 rhubarb stalk A little sugar, for sprinkling METHOD 1.
Rinse the stalks in cold water, cut into 1-2cm pieces and put in ovenproof dish with the lemon balm
Little Remedies Advanced Colic Relief drops, designed specifically to help parents with colicky babies, utilize fennel seed extract and lemon balm
to provide gentle relief.
, which prevents the formation of damaging chemicals triggered by ionizing radiation, (18,19)
STW 5 and is a fixed herbal combination of a fresh plant extract from bitter candytuft (Iberis amara) and extracts from dried greater celandine herb, angelica root, lemon balm
leaves, peppermint leaves, caraway fruit, liquorice root, chamomile flower and milk thistle fruit (Wegener and Wagner 2006).
Containing all-natural ingredients such as chamomile flowers, valerian root, rosemary leaves, lavender blossoms, peppermint leaves and lemon balm
leaves, Sleep Teas are available in Mint and Chamomile variations to promote a natural and healthy sleep cycle.
Make herbal ice cubes using mint, tarragon, lemon balm
tea has long been known for its calming properties, and now supplements of lemon balm
extract are sold under the name Cyracos.