Melissa officinalis LEMON BALM (plant)

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Lemon balm, also called Melissa officinalis, is a very hardy aromatic and medicinal perennial plant that is incredibly easy to grow.
It is a plant which reaches 80 centimeters at the end of the year and which grows very well with tansy.
Its shape is erect, more or less ramose.
Its flowers are white in late summer.
The leaves of lemon balm are very fragrant.

Its leaves have a lemony flavor and are used for its digestive properties.
When you crumple its leaves, the essential oil contained inside gives off a very pleasant lemony smell.
In infusion, lemon balm offers a delicious herbal tea with many properties, just like lemon verbena or peppermint.

In cooking, it gives a fresh flavor to meats, poultry, fish, fruit and vegetable salads, soups and puddings.

Lemon balm is used in Spain to flavor milk.
It is used in the composition of certain liqueurs such as Bénédictine.


Melissa plant
10 to 20 cm high, delivered in a plug with numerous roots.

Transplant your lemon balm plant into a 3 liter pot with soil rich in organic matter.
Firm it down well when planting then water thoroughly.

Lemon balm is also grown very well in the garden directly in the ground in a sunny location.
Cut off what is dry at the end of the year.

  • Simple culture.
  • Perennial aromatic plant, used in infusion and herbal tea.
  • Grows very quickly.
  • Plant with many properties.

Also available in package form for sale to sow.
Do not consume without medical advice.

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2019-03-14

Plante très odorante

J'adore l'odeur de la mélisse, elle reste facile à cultiver et à utiliser.

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Melissa officinalis LEMON BALM (plant)

Melissa officinalis LEMON BALM (plant)

LEMON BALM plant

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