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Lemon Balm Tinctures and Tea

Lemon Balm tea

Lemon Balm Tinctures and Tea

Making a tincture

You will need a 1 quart canning jar, lemon balm herb, 2 cups of vodka, gin or brandy and 1 cup water.

  • Sterilize the jar.
  • Fill the jar half way with the lemon balm herb.
  • Pour the 2 cups of alcohol over the herb until it comes up over the top of the herb.
  • Pour the 1 cup of water into the jar.
  • Shake well.
  • Leave it in a warm place for 4 weeks and shake it every day or so.
  • If after a few days, the herb is not still fully immersed, add a touch more water.
  • After 4 weeks strain out the herb.

Consume 20 drops of tincture in juice, warm water, or tea 3-4 times a day. Take it for 2 weeks and then take a break from it.  Then take it again for another 2 weeks, if you still need it. Consult a doctor or herbalist if the problem continues.

Making lemon balm herbal tea

  • Heat one cup of water.
  • Place lemon balm leaves into a tea strainer.
  • Pour hot water over the leaves.
  • Place a saucer over the cup to keep the essential oils of the herb in the cup.
  • Let it steep 10-15 minutes.
  • Add honey and stir.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your mouth watering lemon balm tea.  It is advisable to drink about 3 or 4 cups per day for 2 weeks to allow the lemon balm to take effect.


Don’t use lemon balm if you are pregnant, breast feeding, suffering from hypothyroidism or taking sedatives.


Read more about the benefits of lemon balm here

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