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Benefits Of Lemon Balm

Updated: Apr 3

Scientific name: Melissa officinalis

Common names: Balm, Melissa, Sweet balm

Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae (Mint)

Lemon balm, also known as Melissa officinalis, is a mint family's beautiful, bushy, herbaceous perennial. This herb is lemon-scented with wrinkled, oval-shaped, medium green leaves. The leaves are 3 inches long with stems approximately 2 inches long and are native to southern Europe (1). Lemon balm has been used for its many medicinal purposes when used as a supplement or the herb alone; some people even cook with it or toss dried leaves in their salad.

Benefits of Lemon Balm

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