Herbal Spotlight Lemon Balm

15 Dec
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Herbal Spotlight: Lemon Balm Butterflies in your stomach? Trouble sleeping with the approaching holiday season? Melissa officinalis, otherwise known as lemon balm, to the rescue! One of my favourite herbs to prescribe to patients as a tea, this herb can be taken any time of day. It can aid in restful sleep but is not a sedative. If you’ve ever suffered from herpes before, this is also a very helpful herb. In these cases, I often recommend it as a tincture for stronger effect. Here is the monograph on lemon balm: http://bit.ly/2jv3gEj This herb also grows very easily in Southern Ontario. Check out Richter’s farms come Spring-time to pick up some organic Melissa so you can harvest it in your own backyard. https://www.richters.com/ For more…

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15 Dec
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Super Food for the Holidays

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Having Difficulty Sleeping?

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Reduce Holiday Stress

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