Say hey to lemon balm, mint’s uplifting citrusy smelling cousin. 🌿🍋
This plant has been an herbalism fave in Afro-Appalachian communities for generations because of its antibacterial, antiviral and stress-relief benefits.
But did you know that this ultra gentle herb is also has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties? Lemon balm is high in rosmaranic acid, which has both antibacterial and antioxidants properties. We love it for it's ability to calm acne flareups, clean out pores and target blackheads.
It's ideal for those of us who came out of the last weirdly dry winter with dry, congested pores. But, remember that getting acne is normal. And for those days when you just can't avoid an acne breakout, lemon balm eases their red, swollen look and minimizes bacteria.
Acne scars? Lemon balm has triterpenes, known for their ability to accelerate wound healing and gradually ease scarring.
But that’s not all! It also contains caffeic acid, a potent antioxidant that boosts collagen and skin elasticity.
Like many of our superfood ingredients, lemon balm has so many benefits for your overall wellness. Pick up a lemon balm tea at your green grocer and look out for fresh lemon balm at this season's Farmer's Markets.