Lemon Balm

Plant Details

  • Botanical Name: Melissa Officinalis
  • Common Names: Balm, common balm, or balm mint
  • Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Lemon Balm is a carminative herb that is purported to relieve pain and spasms in the digestive tract and relieving stress. Essential oils can be produced from Lemon balm and are highly valued. The fresh plant must be distilled within 30 minutes of harvesting to ensure the quality of the oils are maintained. Citral, one of the main constituents found in Lemon Balm is used as an ingredient in food, cosmetics, and beverages.

Part used: Aerial

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