Lemon Balm Herb (Dry Melissa)
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