No garden is complete without an herb garden. Whether you use them for cooking, preserving, or home remedies, here is a list of must-have herbs from our Untrained Housewife community.
Lemon Love: Grow and Enjoy Lemon Balm in Your Garden
What’s that plant pouring out of a container on your deck, attracting beneficial insects to its profusion of tiny blooms? It’s lemon balm, or if you’d like to sound fancy, Melissa officinalis. This fresh-tasting member of the mint family is easy to grow, and its delicious lemon-flavored leaves are perfect in teas or as […]
Culinary Herbs as Home Remedies: Lemon Balm
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is an ingredient in many herbal teas, and it has been known and used as a home remedy for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks knew this herb, and it has been used as a herbal remedy throughout the centuries in many southern European countries. Lemon balm was believed to prevent […]