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.