Botanical Name: Melissa Officinalis Plant Family: Lamiaceae Origins: Serbia or Poland
Since ancient times, lemon balm has been used to calm the heart and the body. Its delicate lemony flavor tickles the spirit and sparkles foods. It is widely used in tea in combination with other soothing herbs like valerian. It is also used as an essential oil; in ointments for topical applications, and can be found in jams and jellies, as an addition to salad, and as an enhancement to various fish and poultry dishes and liqueurs.