ORIGIN: Lemon Balm is a perennial herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It grows to about 80cm tall and the hairy oval leaves are highly perfumed with a scent similar to lemon. Easy to grow, it can be cultivated outside in the garden or in containers on the balcony. The small flowers begin light yellow in colour before turning pink.
USES: The leaves can be used dried or fresh. The fresh leaves are used in fruit salads, sauces, with fish, jams and deserts, whilst the dried leaves are mainly used to make herbal tea.
PROPERTIES: It has calming properties, antispasmodic, carminative, antibacterial and antiviral.