Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

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Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Chakra Colour: Yellow

Medicinal Uses: Lemon Balm can be used for relieving or preventing muscle spasms, relieving flatulence, helpful with menstrual cycles, it is also beneficial to digestion.  Topical ointments containing lemon balm may help heal lip sores associated with herpes simplex virus (cold sores and shingles). It is claimed to have antibacterial, antiviral properties also helps to reduce anxiety and promote sleep, have a cup of lemon balm tea before going to bed. This herb is also great for bronchitis, chronic coughs, colds and influenza.

Magical Uses:  A tea made of the leaves brings calm, which is appropriate for magical students while preparing for ritual work.  It guides us as we traverse the misty emotional state of the Moon and enables us to view our emotions and feelings without getting lost in them.  If you use lemon balm magical herb in your rituals and spells use it for healing, astral travel, sleeping/dreaming, and vitality specifically.  Used as a bathing herb toward a variety of goals it may be used to find the fulfilment of one’s personal desires.  This herb is bound to the moon and water. It is used in spells associated with healing, health, friendship, love, and success. Historically, it is a symbolic plant used to transmit messages between lovers. Try carrying the dried leaves in a charm or sachet to find love, or burn it as an incense when doing spells related to success.

Other Names: Monarde, Sweet Balm, Sweet Mary

Contraindications:  Handling this herb for extended periods of time  may cause itching, stinging, burning, reddened or blistered skin. It should not be taken by anyone on thyroid medication , sedatives or antidepressants as the herb may inhibit the absorption of the medicine.

Faye Boyd

I am an ovate (healer) with the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. I am also a Celtic Reiki Master, a Certified Aromatherapist. I am looking forward to meeting you!