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Refreshing Lemon Balm Tea: Health Benefits and Recipe

 

 

Refreshing Lemon Balm Tea: Health Benefits and Recipe

 

Lemon balm tea is herbal tea made from the dried leaves of lemon balm plant. Lemon Balm has been used by many cultures as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. It is native to southern Europe and western Asia.

From June to October, it produces small, whitish flowers that are a good source of nectar and pollen for bees. They are also edible.

Lemon balm has slightly rough, scoop-edged, hairy leaves that are a medium green color and smell strongly of lemon when rubbed.

 

Health Benefits of Lemon Balm Tea

Health benefits of Lemon Balm Tea

  • Lemon balm tea has been used to help with indigestion, including the feeling of bloating.
  • It is believed to help the memory, lift spirits, and help combat depression.
  • It is also antiviral and antibacterial and contains vitamin C.

 

 

To Make Lemon Balm Tea

How to make lemon balm tea

1) Fill the kettle with fresh water. Bring the water to a boil, then pour some into your teacup or teapot to warm it up. Discard the water.

2) Put two pinches (about five leaves) of either fresh or dried lemon balm into a tea bag or teapot. Dried lemon balm may have a stronger taste than fresh.

3) Pour the boiled water (which should be between 176 to 185°F/80 to 85°C) over the tea. Cover with a lid and allow the tea to steep for three minutes.

5) Remove the tea bag or pour the tea from the teapot using a tea strainer. The tea has a delicious lemon flavor and a relaxing effect. Enjoy.

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