Name: Lemon Balm
Botanical: Melissa officinalis
Plant in the sun or shade.
Average to little water.
Winter hardy to zone: 3
Uses: Edible/Medicinal/Cut Flower
Lemon balm is part of the mint family. The leaves have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint. The plant is easy to grow and looks best when it is cut back periodically.
Lemon balm leaves are best used fresh in flavourful teas, fruit or green salad and to season chicken or fish. Lemon balm loses much of its flavor when dried but leaves can be dried and stored for tea.
Lemon balm is used for digestive problems like upset stomachs, bloating, gas, vomiting. It is also said to help reduce menstrual cramps, head- and toothache. Many people believe lemon balm has calming effects and aid with hysteria and melancholia as well as anxiety, insomnia and restlessness. The herb is supporting a calm and healthy sleep.
Disclaimer: Any information provided by Prairie Tough Farms is not intended to replace information provided by a medical health professional or for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Consult your physician or health provider with any questions regarding medical conditions.
We always encourage customers to do their own research on herbal remedies regarding uses and safety.