Lemon Balm

Tall, Dark and Restful

Originally native to Southern Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa, Lemon Balm grows about 5-feet tall with leaves that emit a fresh lemony scent. As far back as the 11th Century, ancient people believed Lemon Balm sachets placed under your pillow could promote a refreshing and relaxing night of rest.

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis


Plant family Lamiaceae (labiate)
Flowering season June to August
Harvest Harvest Before flowering: June to August
Origin Eastern Mediterranean and western Asia
Vegetation Dry grassland, shrubs, sparse forests

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