Herbs & Natural Foods for Health
Scientific Name - Melissa officinalis
Properties - Mild sedative, antibacterial, antiviral
Common Uses - Use fresh leaves in cooking, or dried in tea.
Parts Used - Leaves, stems
Locating & Handling - Lemon Balm leaves are available as tea in grocery or health food stores, often in combination with other herbs, such as mint. You can obtain small plants at a local nursery and grow them as potted plants, or outdoors.
Add chopped fresh leaves to salads, meats, and vegetables for a mild lemony flavor.
Caution - None
Origin - Native to Europe and Africa.
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