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February 5th, 2011, 07:27 AM
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Grows knee high. If you crush a leaf it gives off a light lemon scent, so it's often called lemon balm.



Said to be very good for "brain health" and many famous people (like Emperors and such) would drink it as a tea in the morning (brain health) or infused in wine to cure sadness.

Medicinal:
Chest congestion, mild fever, mild influenza (causes perspiration) and helps relieve gas. It is a febrifuge, diaphoretic, stimulant and carminative.

When used as an infusion, not to exceed more than 1 pint per day.
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February 7th, 2011, 02:22 PM
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oooh, one of my favorite plants!! Sadly . . . I try not to keep any in the house bc I cannot resist crushing a leaf to sniff all the time!!
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February 8th, 2011, 10:22 AM
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That's hilarious! Sniffing it is good to, just plant a whole bunch!
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February 8th, 2011, 10:40 AM
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yeah, but then I'd want to roll in it!!!
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LOL!!!
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