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Wesley johnsen
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i need more info about lemon balm. is it true that this herb brings up old repressed emotions and clears them?
 
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HEH, lemon balm is a great herb. It's an awesome adjunct to meals and makes an great herbal tea, I don't think it has any magical properties though. But like music or scent it can take you back to another place or time if it was there at the time. You can't expect it to take you back to that perfect mint meadow.
 
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Hey Wesley, I have a huge patch of lemon balm that I love dearly, it is useful for many things. I think for emotions I would say it depends. I think of lemon balm, and most mints as a mood lifter/ awakening scent, but that is tied in with my life experience. I have a garbage bag full of dried lemon balm for use as tea or seasoning throughout the winter months.

For bringing up old emotions and things of that nature I have always had good experience with mugwort. It is not advisable to take mugwort too often, but if you drink a tea before bed time you will have dreams/ feelings that can persist into the next day and come into your conscious mind.
Keep in mind the herbs in my experience will not 'clear' emotions, that is up to the person who is holding onto things. If a person is not reaonably healthy and prepared, it is not advisable to use herbs to dig things up. Be careful and good luck.

Lemon balm is one of the easiest things to grow, just throw some seeds down and it should come right up.
 
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i will have to try mugwort. anyone else have experience with mugwort?
 
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I cut lemon balm and dry it. I read the ORAC list of antioxidants and fresh, lemon balm is pretty good, but when you dry it, for some reason, it goes way sky high in antioxidants. Some herbs have less when you dry them, and many are just the same. I dry them and put them in my food. I am still gathering a widely huge variety of fresh produce, so when it narrows down a bit around Christmas, I'll start bringing it up and adding it to stews, casseroles, soups, etc. regularly. I don't know anything about clearing emotions with it. It is not my experience, but I don't want to negate that if someone else experiences that.
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