Melissa officinalis - Lemon Balm

Hardy / perennial / tea plant, medicinal use / easy to germinate/ H. up to 60 cm/ half shade to shade / humus rich soil / blossom colour white / flowering time  6, 7, 8,9, 10

Fresh leaves burst with scent of lemon when squeezed. A truly delightful tea made from the fresh or dried leaves is a favourite tea at anytime as it both stimulate the heart and calms the nerves. Fresh chopped leaves can also be used in salads, soups or stews. A good complement to basil and other spices