Melissa officinalis LAMIACEAE
Use for hot and refreshing cold teas as a lemon substitute. Leaves may be added to salads. Essential oils are volatile resulting in more fragrance than flavor. Medicinal: Lemon balm has anti-viral action (in lab tests) against herpes simplex, mumps, and other viruses. Also a sedative, calmative, and carminative.
Pkt. (0.19 g, 375 seeds)
[Culture: Perennial, zones 4-9/70°F/light-dependent germinator/10 days/transplant/sun/18-24" ht./12" apart]
Photography by Jude Della Terra
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 November, 2004.