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Balm

Melissa Officinalis

Preparations from the leaves are used to treat feverish colds and headaches, to relieve menstrual cramps, and to calm nervious stomachs. The crushed leaves help heal wounds and insect bites . As a culinary herb, balm is used for making teas and cool dringks, and as a flavoring in salads, soups and egg dishes. Commercially, balm is a key element in certain perfumes and cosmetics.

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