The good stuff
This member of the mint family contains a compound called rosmarinic – a powerful antioxidant that is said to help calm nerves and anxiety and aid with sleeplessness. Lemon balm also has antimicrobial and antiviral properties that can help with cold sores.
How to eat?
Steep leaves in boiling water to create a soothing tea; chop and add to fruit salads or sauces. This is a great substitute for any recipe that calls for lemon peel.