Carmelite Water is a mixture of white wine, lemon balm and other herbs made by the Carmelite Monks the inspiration for Eau de Melisse , a 400 year old cure for a bewildering variety of things including calming the nerves. Over 300 years after the London Dispensary claimed the herb could "strengthen the brain" researchers at Northumbria University, England, found that lemon balm (Melissa) "can improve cognitive performance and mood ". Aside from the enormous collection of ailments lemon balm is said to relieve it's a pleasant herb in tea and as a dressing for salads and soups. Simply put a sprig into your drinking water to give it a lemony lift.
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