Lemon Balm tea is made from dried or fresh leaves of the medicinal herb Lemon Balm, also known as honey plant, sweet balm, garden balm ,balm mint, and bee herb . The tea is often mellow and sweet tasting and first time drinkers do not have to get used to the taste and this is what makes it different from most other herbal teas. In addition to being used as a medicinal beverage, the tea made from Lemon Balm leaves is consumed as a refreshment drink.
Historical Medicinal Benefits of the Honey Plant Tea
Lemon Balm has been used in cooking and as a medicine for over 2000 years and the tea made from the herb is believed to be almost as old. During the Middle Ages, the tea was used to soothe stress and anxiety, as a cure for menstrual cramps and to relieve toothaches, palpitations, flu, cough, colds and nervousness. Lemon Balm's mild sedating properties made Lemon Balm tea one of the most preferred beverages for patients suffering from pains and injuries.
Preparation of Bee Herb Tea
Lemon Balm tea is fairly easy to prepare and both hot and cold versions of the tea are made. To prepare the hot variant, the dried or fresh leaves of the herb are mixed with hot water and brewed for about 10 minutes. The preparation is strained and consumed, either as it is or sweetened.
To prepare cold tea from Honey Plant, dried or fresh leaves are placed in cold water and put in the refrigerator for 24 hours. This allows the tea to be infused in the cold water. After 24 hours of chilling, the beverage is ready for consumption.
Lemon Balm Tea Benefits
Bee Herb tea has various medicinal benefits and offers relief in many everyday discomforts, both physical and psychological, and more complicated health issues. The tea is used to soothe anxieties and stress, as a cure for toothaches and inflammation of skin and a safe and natural nutritional supplement for pregnant ladies and lactating mothers. The tea is believed to relieve headaches, fevers, cold, coughs, earache and influenza. Its sedating properties help relieve mood disorders and Melissa tea is one of the most effective natural remedies for menstrual cramps and PMS.
The tea relaxes muscles and research has shown that regular consumption slows the progress of Grave's Disease, Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s.
The recommended Lemon Balm tea dosage for almost all health issues is 2 to 3 cups a day.