Melissa officinalis ( Lemon balm )
Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:21 PM
This is very yummy in cooking fish it can be used like lemon in deserts or when cooking anything that calls for lemon you can use lemon balm
I think this is a herbal that boosts our immune system, it is good for colds and flu or just adding lemon to your tea ;)
It has a beautiful lemon smell
This is one of my favorite herbals now with my Oregano too I cook with them a lot
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:12 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:17 PM
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:17 PM
I have chewed on a leaf or two raw but I havent tried more than that usually lay it on my meat and cook it each peice of meat gets a leaf or two :)
Maybe go makey me some tea ;)
Your welcome and I would agree in the spring the plant usually has no mold what so ever I usually leave the dead material there while the new shoots come out because the old stuff helps hold up the new stuff but that is a very interesting thought for mushroom grows thank you :)
Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:28 PM
I like the gabergic properties it has as a gaba-transaminase inhibitor. Its a pretty effective mood enhancer in my experience. I used to drink tea of the fresh leaves a few times daily, and still do on occasion now. Its also a very good sleep aid. Tasting good is definitely an added benefit as well :eusa_danc
Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:24 PM
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:25 AM
Its a pretty effective mood enhancer in my experience.
I've heard this before also...
accidentally included some fresh leaves in my morning tea a few times and it wasn't until I did some research that I realized why I was nodding off
Picking in the morning would likely yield the highest amount of essential oils...
Healthy, happy, relaxed and tasting goodness... This sounds like a lovely ally.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:49 AM
I forgot about its mood enhancing effects I have experienced them too and the antibacterial or immune system booster this had worked for me as well its been so long ago I forgot I usually use them in cooking cause they taste good :)
Oh I remember a great story :)
My friends grandma passed away many years ago he was sooo close to his grandma and it was soo sudden she wasnt even sick it broke his heart he was sooo sad she was the only one that understood and cared for him and his kids
I remember reading that Lemon Balm was good for lifting ones moods .... I thought of what could I make with Lemon balm :)
Lemon pie so I cooked it up but I added Lemon balm to the lemon pie filling ....
since the grandmother did all the baking my friend and his grandfather just loved this pie I told them it is for you 2 only and told them I added a herbal for the taste and to help lift your spirits cause I understand how tough it was on you 2
Well after eating their desert they were sharing great memories about Grandma they were smiling and letting her go with fond memories to share it really helped them a lot my friend was prone to depression and it did help him I can't believe I almost forgot that story :)
Edited by wildedibles, 19 June 2012 - 10:58 AM.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:21 AM
There is lots of info in there some great stuff :) had to share I didnt know but here is a blurb
"Lemon balm and preparations thereof also have been shown to improve mood and mental performance. These effects are believed to involve muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Positive results have been achieved in a small clinical trial involving Alzheimer patients with mild to moderate symptoms."
muscarinic receptors hummm Amanita muscaria helps me with my Anxiety issues very interesting :) and using this ( dried stalks in mushroom grows i think would be very fitting :))
Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:03 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:32 PM
It's supposed to be psychoactive!? I've never noticed any effects from drinking it?
Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:40 AM
but that said if it helps our brains there might be something too it
Also if it deals with the receptors listed above there has to be something too it ;)
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:49 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:58 PM
I don't know the specific taxonomy of lemon balm, but considering how similar it looks to catnip, I'd say the two species are probably related. And catnip is definitely psychoactive (kind of like smoking some shitty pot.) I never tried smoking lemon balm, but I might have to try it now. Catnip and lemon balm are both incredibly easy to grow and spread like wildfire. They might even be considered invasive.
Ya, I had heard that about catnip, but I've never even considered smoking it. It would just feel silly. I knew a girl in high school who talked about and I think actually went through with it. I thought the idea was really stupid and that it wouldn't work. I just figured it was one of those things like the kids who thought they got high of sniffing white out. :lol:
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:03 AM
I have tried smoking several herbals like sage I think I might have smoked catnip stuff like that .... maybe I will try it that way see how it is :)
I just took the 2nd cuttings off this plant to dry the other day it smells so good it might be a nice smoking additive see how it works with my moods
I had this tea yesterday morning with chamomile it was really yummy and my anxiety b4 going to my appointment was good didnt have an anxiety attack at all and I usually have anxiety b4 appointments so I am very happy how this herbal works :)
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