Lemon Balm Herb

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Lemon balm, also known as Melissa officinalis, is a treasured herb cherished in culinary circles and medicinal practices alike. Native to the Mediterranean region but appreciated globally, this versatile plant is distinguished by its citrus-like aroma and flavor, lending a subtle lemony undertone to dishes. The herb, whether used fresh or dried, is a testament to its capacity to infuse a gentle zest into culinary creations.

In the realm of cuisine, lemon balm finds its rightful place in a range of dishes. It lends a delicate citrusy note to salads, soups, and sauces, and is a cherished addition to fish and poultry recipes. In the beverage world, its uniquely refreshing taste is valued in everything from herbal teas to cocktails, imparting a soothing, minty-lemon essence that is both invigorating and calming.

Beyond the kitchen, lemon balm is respected in traditional medicine for its perceived health benefits. It has been employed for centuries for its calming properties, often brewed into a tea or used as an essential oil. Whether it's enhancing the flavor of a dish or contributing to a relaxing evening tea, the lemon balm herb truly showcases its manifold charm in every context.

Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis

Also known as: Lemon Balm herb, Dry Melissa, Melissa officinalis, Balm, Common Balm, Sweet Balm, Bee Balm, Garden Balm, Honey Plant, Melissa, Sweet Mary, Cure-all, Dropsy Plant, Heart's Delight, Blue Balm, Cure-All, Balm Mint, Sweet Melissa, Sweet Mary, Toronjil, Melissae folium, Citronella Herb, Melissa Leaf, Lemon Balm Leaf, Melissa Herba, Zitronenmelisse, Citroenmelisse, Melisse, Pockenkräutchen, and Baume de Vie, ميليسا الجافة, toronjil seco, 干香蜂草