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Pushkraj

A tropical garden with some temperate surprises

Melissa officinalis

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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Pushkraj

Not a native, but I love #lemonbalm because it's excellent infused in green tea.. Besides, it's great for attracting #bees ! I've shared plants with medicinal uses in Ayurveda, but apparently this one is used in traditional Austrian medicine. So it counts, eh @drumadixit @latebloomer ? #mint #balm #balmmint

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Pushkraj

I've got edible Damask roses blooming right about now, Deborah, so could you tell me how you make the tea? @latebloomer do you just add the lemonbalm leaves and fresh rose petals to hot water, is that it..? I'd love to try it!

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drumadixit

It sure does count! Do you have insulin plant, a costus variety? Its medicinal properties in lowering blood sugar are proven! I have it in my plant catalogue.

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Pushkraj

Nope I don't have the insulin plant. I'll check it out :) @drumadixit

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drumadixit

I will keep the tubers for you.

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Pushkraj

Thanks @drumadixit , most kind of you :) I shall remind you next year!

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jyothi

@drumadixit, @pushkraj.. what is a insulin plant ? What are it's medicinal benefits

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Pushkraj

Hi @jyothi :) I think @drumadixit will be able to answer your question better than I.

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