Lemon Balm – Melissa Officinalis
Sometimes referred to as Melissa balm; Melissa is Greek for bee.
Lemon Balm is primarily used for love, or cases of the heart. It is a great aphrodisiac, can be used for fertility and is a great anti depressant. It is also wonderful for stomach aches and digestion problems.
A tea made from the leaves bring on calm, which is wonderful for newly practicing students, so they can focus on the intent of their workings.
Lemon Balm is associated with the moon and is used to help balance our emotions. It can be used to focus in on the emotion without becoming too wrapped up in them. Perfect for use after relationships ending or in grieving processes.
Bees love lemon balm, and in the Turkish culture they plant it around hives to encourage bees to come home rather than swarming. It is also planted outside of front doors to dispel negative energies.
Magical Properties: use in spell work to bring Animal healing, compassion, endings, fertility, happiness, healing, longevity, love, mental, prosperity, psychic, release, success,and youth.
Over all lemon balm is an amazing plant, with many uses and properties. Used all around the world, by the wealthy and the poor, bee balm is a must have in your spring gardens.
This herb is apart of the mint family, so new nursing mother who are still establishing their supplies should used with caution.