A bright and refreshing zing to your beverage repertoire!
"Our Ginger Lemon Bomb Syrup combines the best of ginger root, lemons, and lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis) to create a wonderful, flavorful addition to any beverage!
Lemon Balm has been used for thousands of years, dating back to Roman times for its ability to uplift the spirit. It was also used in many spells to mend broken hearts and attract romantic love. Lemon balm is also believed to treat a range of medical disorders affecting the digestive tract, nervous system, and liver. Its use dates back to the 14th century when Carmelite nun used it to make an alcoholic tonic popularly known as Carmelite water. Often said to ease stress and anxiety, lemon balm contains a compound known as rosmarinic acid that appears to have potent antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Alternative practitioners believe that lemon balm can be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including insomnia, cold sores, high cholesterol, genital herpes, heartburn, and indigestion. There are some who even contend that it can improve cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease.
Here at Valkyrie Springs, Lemon Balm is one of our favorites, and we hope it becomes one of yours too.
Here are some of our favorite recipes:
Try mixing 2 tablespoons (or more - you can decide how strong/sweet you like it) of Ginger Lemon Bomb Syrup into a glass of iced seltzer with a garnish of lemon wedge for a wonderful spritzer. To spice it up, consider adding 1 ounce of your favorite vodka!
Try mixing 1 tablespoon (or more) of Ginger Lemon Bomb Syrup into a glass of iced tea!
A hot toddy is a soothing drink that can help temper some cold symptoms. Combine 2 ounces of Irish whiskey, 1 tablespoon of Ginger Lemon Bomb Syrup, 8 ounces of hot water in your favorite mug! Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Use in beverages of your choice as a sweetening mixer additive. Or take by the spoonful, as needed, for relief of minor symptoms of cold or flu. If you have chronic medical problems, are pregnant or nursing, have worsening symptoms or you feel concerned about your illness, check with your doctor or health care provider for their professional and personalized advice."