Lemon Balm Tea Recipe

Lemon Balm Tea Recipe
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Derived from dried lemon balm leaves, the aromatic scent of this plant provides a sense of calmness and the citrus oils further lower blood pressure, especially when under stress.

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1
Servings
139
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lemon balm
  • honey to taste
  • 1 cup water

Directions

Pour 1 cup of almost-boiling water over the dried lemon balm leaves. Cover and steep for 15 minutes and strain. Add honey to taste. This is particularly good iced, and you can also add mint or basil to enhance the flavors.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
161mg
16%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
90µg
23%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
53mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
155mg
22%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
102mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
182g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.