Backyard Medicine …
Remove the dead leaves from two handfuls of freshly harvested Lemon balm.
Soak and swish in a large bowl of cold water to remove dirt, repeat three times.
Then place in a large glass jar (1.5 gallon).
Press the leaves and break some stems to release the medicinal constituents from the plant.
Then add a large pot of boiling water (1 gallon).
Then add honey and fresh lemon to taste.
Let steep with lid half way off for an hour, then refrigerate for at least 2 hrs.
Then serve on ice with freshly sliced sugar cane or a slice of lemon (optional).
Can also be served hot or made in smaller quantities. Just play with it and make it your own. Discover the power of healing herbs growing in your own backyard! Feel free to email with questions/comments or fun alterations you’ve made to the recipe.
Lemon balm is calming and also has anti-viral properties.