Lemon Balm

Scientific Name: 
Melissa officinalis
Family Name: 
Lamiaceae
Place of Origin: 
Southern Europe, Mediterranean Region
Plant Description: 
A small bushy herb related to Mint. The leaves have a soft lemon scent.
Plant Height: 
Up to 1.5m
Plant Use: 
Beverage
Medicinal
Oil
Bee Fodder
Repellent
Of Interest: 
Used for tea and in cooking for added flavour. It can be used to keep the mozzies away by crushing the leaves and rubbing onto the skin. Using Lemon Balm can also make you feel good, keep you more alert and can help with anxiety. It also is an anti viral and anti bacterial.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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