Herb of the Day - Lemon Balm  

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Lemon Balm:
(Melissa officinalis)

Folk names: Bee Balm, Lemon Balsam, Melissa, Sweet Balm, Sweet Melissa, Tourengane, Oghoul
Gender: Feminine
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Powers: Love, Success, Healing
Magical uses: From Arabian herb magic comes the information that lemon balm can be used to influence love. Soak the herb in wine for several hours, strain and share with a friend. Or, carry the herb with you to find love.
It is also used in magical healing, and Pliny said that its powers were so great that if it was attached to a sword that has made a wound the blood would be immediately staunched. Though swordwounds are rare today, the lemon balm is still used in healing incenses and sachets.
It can also be used in spells to ensure success, and if you keep bees, rub this herb on the hives; it will attract new bees and keep the old ones there.

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6 comments

Hibiscus Moon  

I need to get one of these plants for my herb garden.

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June 26, 2009 at 7:54 PM
~Witchy Mama~  

Yes, they are wonderful!

June 27, 2009 at 9:44 AM
ALilEnchanted  

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I love lemon balm.... my teenagers used it on their acne and it cleared it right up!


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June 29, 2009 at 1:49 AM
~Witchy Mama~  

Thanks so much! :)

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July 5, 2009 at 10:21 PM
bella  

Yes, this herb is so wonderful, just bought a some lemon and chocolate mint... wow it smells great...
and good....
bella

July 10, 2009 at 12:11 PM
Witchy Mama  

Hi Bella!

Ohhhh, lemon and chocolate mint!

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July 10, 2009 at 10:05 PM

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