Thursday, May 17, 2012
I also take these leaves and and make a tea from them. Steep in hot water for about 8-10 minutes and then drain the leaves. I have served it hot or over ice. It makes drinking water more of a celebration than a chore. I don't know about everyone else, somedays it is harder than others to drink the amount of water I should. If I'm not careful I consume way too much coffee.
Lemon Balm is a hardy plant that comes back each year in my garden. According to The Herb Book, It is known in France as a "remedy for headaches and tiredness." In my opinion, taking time for a fresh tea during any given fast paced day, is a great way to revive any tiredness.
My theme for this year has been revive. Revive the simple, healthy, and good things.