Vegan - Vegetarian RecipesLemon Balm, Dried - Ingredients Descriptions and Photos
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Lemon Balm, Dried

Lemon Balm, Dried
(Lemon Balm, Dried) The scientific name for lemon balm is Melissa officinalis, and is a member of the mint family; it is also known as balm, bee balm, melissa, melissa balm. The Latin name "melissa" translates to "bee", because the yellow flowers of the lemon balm attract bees. We use these dried lemon balm leaves for making tea, which has been used for hundreds of years for its soothing and calming effect. Lemon balm is native to southern Europe, but the plant is now grown all over the world, and has naturalized in North America. Commercially packaged lemon balm tea bags often are combined with other calming and soothing herbs, such as valerian, chamomile, and hops. We could not find any comprehensive nutritional information.

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!