Lemon Balm is native to Europe, Iran, Asia, and the Mediterranean. It is otherwise known as Dry Melissa. This herb has been cultivated since the 16th century. Lemon Balm was a favourite plant of the Tudor dynasty of England, as many monarchs put it on the floors of their castles.
Lemon Balm can be made into a tea. It is a popular scent for perfumes. It has also been used to attract bees since the 1590s. Dry Melissa may be used as a flavouring for toothpaste. It is also popular in candies.
The leaves have a mild, lemony aroma.
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Also known as: ميليسا الجافة, toronjil seco, 干香蜂草, dry melissa