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How to Use Lemon Balm Tea made from fresh or dried lemon balm is refreshing anytime. A tincture or extract is good for a stronger medicinal dose. The glycerin tincture maintains a wonderfully potent lemon flavor: a sure pick-me-up for the winter doldrums. Lemon balm’s calming qualities are put to good use in bath bags and sleep pillows. LOVELY LEMON-LAVENDER SLEEP PILLOW To help ease away anxiety and sleeplessness, try a sleep pillow. 2 parts dried lemon balm leaves 1 part dried lavender flowers 1 part hops strobiles Combine the herbs.

Specialty stores carry loose herbs as well as herbal tinctures and infused oils. You can also use store-bought or homemade herbal skin salves, bath salts, and toiletries. Herbal Teas Mmmmm … an evening cup of chamomile tea, perhaps after a warm bath, can help you to slow down and ease you to sleep. A cup of peppermint tea can soothe a stomachache, while a mug of warming ginger can lessen nausea. Mild herbal teas—prepared as infusions or decoctions—can be both aromatic and soothing, and a tea blend made from a variety of plants can impart many healing qualities.

MAKING AN INFUSED OIL 2–3 ounces (56–85 g) dried or fresh-wilted herb 1 pint (473 ml) olive oil 1. 5 cm) of oil on top of the herb. 2. Cover the jar with four layers of cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band or the outer ring of the jar lid. Place the jar in a warm, dry spot (such as a sunny windowsill or on top of a water heater) for 2 weeks. 3. Strain and press the oil from the herbs. Store in an airtight container (preferably dark glass) in a cool, dark location. The oil will keep for 3 to 6 months.

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