Latin Name: Melissa officinalis
Plant Family: Labiatea
Part Used: Leaves
Cultivation: Certified Organic and Kosher
Temperature & Taste:
Cool, sour, spicy
The use of lemon balm goes back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Romans and Greeks.
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. 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.*
Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medication.
*This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. This information is for educational purposes only. This information has not be evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.