Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a wonderful garden herb, known for its lemony citrus aroma and flavor. The fresh leaves of Lemon Balm make a delicious, relaxing tea that can help with insomnia, and are a unique culinary addition to salads. This plant is considered to be an uplifting herb, often one of the main ingredients in herbal blends for anxiety and depression. A member of the mint family, it is classically soothing to the stomach. Lemon Balm is very easy to grow and produces abundantly once established. It prefers a location with decently fertile soil, and plenty of water. An excellent variety for container gardening. One of our best herbal allies.
100 days. Perennial.
Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.