FRESH, One Farm, September 2019
Source: Mountain Rose Herbs
Standardized: lemon balm
Other: balm, bee balm, melissa, melissa balm
Melissa officinalis L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Used since ancient times to calm the heart and the body, lemon balm with its delicate lemony flavor uplifts the spirit and any culinary dish it is added to. It has been used to sweeten jam, jellies, as an addition to salad, and as a flavoring for various fish and poultry dishes and liqueurs. Further, lemon balm is used for making perfumes, in cosmetics, and in furniture polish manufacturing. It is often found as a tea in combination with other relaxing herbs such as valerian, as an essential oil, and also in ointments for topical applications.