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Herbalism For Your Day: Lemon Balm

By Katrina Rasbold

Lemon balm is one of the most common herbs we have covered so far, known for its aromatic citrus smell. It is related to the mint family and the leaves are very similar, even if the scent is not. Its fancy name is “Melissa” and it flourishes in any warm or temperate area worldwide.

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We associate the scent of lemons with fresh cleanliness for a reason and lemon balm fits the bill with its powers to clear away bad luck and psychic debris. As a side note, the relation this plant has to actual lemons is the similar scent.

It is a frequent addition to healing baths because of its curative qualities and ability to remove dis/ease from a situation.

The transforming powers of this plant commute negativity to positivity, sweeps away the old and outmoded, and brings in the breath of new energy. Do not use lemon balm to cure a failing relationship because its very nature is to purge anything that is broken or not working and to draw in the perfect replacement.

Likewise, lemon balm is great for promoting mental health as it pushes away the emotions born of trauma, frustration, and pain and welcomes in joy and happiness.

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Katrina Rasbold is a professional Witch, published author, priestess, and editor of Green Egg Magazine. She and her husband, Eric, are the creators of the CUSP spiritual path and owners of Crossroads Occult. She and Dahlia Rose host the popular livestreamed video broadcast “Crossroads of Cognizance” most Thursday afternoons. You can reach her through

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