Growing Lemon Balm Plant from Seed
Name: Lemon Balm / Melissa Officinalis
Other Names: Common Balm, Balm Mint
Days to Maturity: 70 days
Light Preference: Prefers full sun
Hardiness Zones: 4-9 (Perennial)
Plant Spacing: 12 inches apart
Soil Preference: Grow in moist, well-drained soil with medium fertility
Plant Height: 18-26″
Uses: Culinary, Tea, Flavoring Beverages, Garnish, Medicinal
About Lemon Balm
Fresh or dried leaves make refreshing tea, either iced or hot. Dried leaves are used as an ingredient in many potpourris and the oil is used in perfume.
Lemon Balm has been known to offer the following medicinal relief:
- It can help relieve stress and boosts mood.
- It can help reduce anxiety.
- It may boost cognitive function.
- It can help ease insomnia and other sleep disorders.
- Has been known to help treat cold sores.
- Helps relieve indigestion.
- Treats and relieves nausea.
- Known to help minimize menstrual cramps.
- Eases headache pain, releases tension and relaxes blood vessels.
- Lessens toothache pain.
Culinary uses include: garnishes for desserts, dried for teas, infuse with simple syrup, add to fruit or salads and more!