Easy growing perennial herb with a lovely lemony scent and flavour.
Can be used in teas, cooked with fish or added to salads.
The essential oils in Lemon Balm are considered to have antioxidant, anti-viral and calming properties and are used in many aromatherapy practices to help relieve cramps, indigestion, nausea, cold sores, anxiety, stress, insomnia and other sleep and cognitive disorders.
Tip: When preparing Balm tea, keep your cup covered to stop the herb's essential oils evaporating away in the steam.
Genus: Melissa officinalis
Aspect: Full Sun / Part shade
Height: 0.5 metres
Spread: 0.5 metres