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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Lemon (Citrus limon)
1. An oval or roundish fruit resembling the orange, and containing a pulp usually intensely acid. It is produced by a tropical tree of the genus Citrus, the common fruit known in commerce being that of the species C. Limonum or C. Medica (var. Limonum). There are many varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet. 2. The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree. Parts used: fruit, peel of the fruit This fruit has many purposes above and beyond the culinary. The volatile oils of the skin
WARNING: Topical use may cause photosensitivity.

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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
A bushy perennial Old World mint (in the family Lamiaceae) having small white or yellowish flowers and fragrant lemon-flavored leaves; the lemony leaves of this plant that are used for a tisane or in soups or fruit punches. It is often confused with bee balm (which is genus Monarda). Lemon balm is often used as a flavouring in ice cream and herbal teas, both hot and iced, often in combination with other herbs such as spearmint. It is used as an anxiolytic, mild sedative, or calming agent.
WARNING: Lemon balm is believed to inhibit the absorption of the thyroid medication thyroxine.

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Lemon Basil (Ocimum Basilicum)
see Basil
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Lemon eucalyptus (Corymbia citriodora)
The lemon eucalyptus, sometimes called the lemon-scented gum tree, is a relative of the eucalyptus tree, of the same family Myrtaceae (myrtles). This also makes it a relative of the clove, guava, feijoa, and allspice, all of which are woody, with strong essential oils. Corymbia citriodora is an important forest tree, in demand for structural timber and for honey production. It also is popular in horticulture both within Australia and overseas. The name Corymbia citriodora comes from the Latin
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Lemon Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
Also known as Wild Thyme. This perennial makes an excellent container herb, sharing the many uses of its domesticated cousin, plus a delightful lemony element that adds a brightening dimension to dishes. Thymol, an oil derived from thyme, is found in antiseptics, toothpastes and mouthwashes. Thyme oils are also prescribed to rid the body of parasites, both internal (e.g. intestinal worms) and external (e.g. lice, fleas etc.). see also Thyme.
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Lemon Verbena (Lippia citriodora)
Use: leaves (best when fresh) Used to make tea, as a seasoning herb, and in soaps, this herb is preferred for its tonic and stress-relieving abilities.
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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Lemongrass has long been known to help repel insects, but that is only one of the many uses it has. A fairly common element in Asian cooking, this herb is a delight to have in the house over the winter months. In our northern climes, it will never reach the 3 metres high that it does in tropical regions, but it will still attain a lovely stature of one metre. You may want to keep that in mind while planning your container garden. Cook with the tender white part, but use the rest for your i
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