Lemon balm is a common, fast-growing plant in Italy, found in vegetable patches, gardens and many cool, shady habitats. Rubbed between the fingers the leaves give off a pleasant citrus smell, it has little pale blue flowers and is picked from May to September.
Melissa officinalis L.
How To Use
Essential oil, resins, bitters.
Aids mental well-being and relaxation, and digestion.
Use: Carmelite nuns used to use their famous Lemon Balm Water to treat hysteria, epilepsy and fainting.