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Elk & Me, 810 High st, Thornbury, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Nellie specialises in mood disorders, such as anxiety, depression, stress, memory, and insomnia and also has experience and personal interest in helping people with skin conditions. Nellie treats a person holistically, looking at the entire person. In comprehensive consult and using tools such as functional pathology, Neuro-questionnaire, Live blood screening (Hemaview) and iridology. As both Medical Herbalist and Naturopath, I love using botanical medicine along side lifestyle and nutritional advice to empower people to feel better.

Favourite herbs that heal

In this section I will be writing about some of my favourite herbs that are easy to grow and use for herbal medicine. 

Melissa officinalis  - Lemon Balm

Part used Dried aerial parts, or fresh in season

To Prepare -Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto 2-3 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb or 4-6 fresh leaves and leave to infuse for l0-l5 minutes, well covered until drunk. A cup of this tea should be taken in the morning and the evening, or when needed.ALso a great herb for kids as it tastes yummy.
I even add this one to my risottos as it has wonderful lemony mint flavour.

Indications - Lemon Balm is an excellent carminative herb that may relieve spasms and wind in the digestive tract, so things like colic, indigestion, flatulence.  Herbalists use it  commonly as part of the treatment for anxiety and sold sores.

This one is great to make us feel calmer and happy.  It may also help relieve nervous insomnia, tenseness, irritability.

Contraindicated in Hypothyroidism