Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb that belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, but it is now widely cultivated throughout the world. The plant has a lemony scent, and its leaves are used for medicinal and culinary purposes. ...
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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb that belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, but it is now widely cultivated throughout the world. The plant has a lemony scent, and its leaves are used for medicinal and culinary purposes. 

The lemon balm plant grows up to 70-150 cm in height and has square stems that are hairy and branched. The leaves are opposite, heart-shaped, and have a toothed margin. They are bright green and emit a lemony aroma when crushed. The flowers are small and white or pale yellow, and they bloom in the summer. 

Lemon balm is known for its calming and relaxing properties and has been used for centuries to treat anxiety, insomnia, and other nervous system disorders. It also has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful in the treatment of cold sores, herpes, and other viral infections. Lemon balm is also used as a natural insect repellent. 

In culinary applications, lemon balm is often used to flavor dishes and drinks, such as teas, soups, and salads. It pairs well with fish, chicken, and vegetables, and its lemony flavor complements many other herbs and spices.

Lemon balm is a deliciously aromatic herb that is used in teas and flavourings. This variety can reach a height of 2 feet. Lemon Balm produces fragrant white flowers that are ideal for attracting pollinating bees to your garden.

Botanical name : Melissa officinalis

Common name : Lemon Balm

Life cycle :  Perennial in Zones 4-9

Days to maturity : 90-120

Light requirement : Full sun

Planting time : Spring/Summer

Sowing method : Direct sow

Planting depth : ¼”

Plant spacing : 8-10"

Ships : Year-round

Average seed per ounce : Approx. 45,000

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