Lemon Balm is good for colds, flu, coughs, bruises, wounds, crying, depression and whinging and has no dodgy side effects like some bought medicines may have. Here are some instructions to make lemon balm tea.
- Pick a large handful of fresh lemon balm leaves from your garden. Be careful not to pick too many from just one stem, but picking a few from each will help your balm grow more.
- Put the lemon balm leaves into a teapot or jug.
- Pour boiling water into the pot.
- Cover and leave for 15 minutes.
- Strain and pour into cups.
- (Optional: ) Put some honey onto a spoon and stir into the cup of lemon balm tea. Sprinkle with cocoa.
For different reasons, you could use mint. It would have a different flavour, but the preperation would be basically the same.