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Fringe medicine A floral essence said to be an antidepressant
Herbal medicine

(1) A perennial herb, the oil of which contains citral, citronellal, eugenol acetate, flavonoids, geraniol, polyphenols, tannin, and triterpenoids. Lemon balm is antihistaminic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, sedative, and tonic; it has been used for allergies, colds, depression, eczema, flu, headaches, insomnia, menstrual disorders, vomiting

(2) An extract of lemon—Citrus limon—that has been used topically for herpes simplex-induced cold sores
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lemon balm

A mild herbal sedative ( Melissa officinalis), usually taken as tea.
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experiment with: Angelica, beebalm, mints, lemon balm, lemon verbena,
Lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, various kinds of mint, rosemary, scented geraniums or pelargoniums, and rose petals--sometimes in combinations such as lemon rosebud--make delicious flavored sugars.
Fragrance: Acacia, Bay, Cinnamon, Cloves, Geranium leaves, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon peel, Myrtle, Patchouli, Pennyroyal, Rose, Sandalwood, Verbena