Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lemon Balm-- Ease for Seasonal Affect Disorder

A lot is in the ground at the Rooted home garden! First batches of spinach, garlic, kale, potatoes, horseradish, and chard. We've got to get beets and other roots in the ground soon too.

I've been keeping this lemon balm plant on the table while I work. He'll go into the ground soon too. Lemon balm is not perennial in Zone 7, usually, but you can over-winter it in a pot indoors.

I recently learned that lemon balm is helpful in balancing seasonal affect disorder. If you suffer, consider keeping a potted plant nearby. Crush a leaf between your fingers to release the scent. It's said to provide ease.

My friend Toula told me that she takes lemon balm oil daily to fight chronic fatigue syndrome. She's found it really helpful!

To more light & fragrance.