Lemon balm is a sweet, lemony scented herb in the mint family. The bushy plant can reach three feet in height and has tiny, indistinct ivory flowers. It’s native to Europe and the Mediterranean region, and has been cultivated for over 2,000 years. The botanical name, Melissa officinalis L., is derived from a Greek word for bees. This plant is great for attracting bees; at one time, beekeepers commonly rubbed fresh lemon balm leaves on the inside of new hives to encourage bees to stay.Lemon balm leaf can be used in many ways. It makes a relaxing, lemon-flavored herbal tea and complements herb vinegar and spice blends. It is also used for lip balms, skin toners, and various lotions. Besides its topical advantages, it can also enrich the flavors in baked goods and salads. Our premium quality lemon balm leaf is dried quickly and at low light and temperature to preserve color and maintain the characteristic aroma and flavor.


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