Lemon Balm brings the bees home

Sandusky Register Staff
Jun 3, 2013

This week on master herbalist Mary Colvin's blog, she reviews the many uses of Lemon Balm, how to keep the mint-family herb from taking over your garden, and its history.

"Lemon Balm was once used as a sacred herb in the Temples of Artemis which was occupied as early as the Bronze age (3200 – 600 BC). The bee was considered a form that the soul took when it descended from Artemis. Not only that, in 'The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times & Folklore' by Hilda Ransome, she tells how a righteous soul was called, 'Melissae.' This righteous soul returned to heaven just as a bee returns to its hive!"

For more on the uses of the herb and recipes for pesto and tea, click HERE.