Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Description:
Melissa grows up to 1.50 m high. It has green, oval leaves with the smell of lemon. Flowers are white and small.

Use in cuisine:
Fresh leaves can be used in salads and for seasoning meat, fish, poultry and also curd cheese.

Health:
Lemon balm is appreciated because of its sweet taste and tranquilizing effects. It is useful for digestive problems and nausea; it can also be used to treat cuts, insect bites and herpes. The leaves can be used for facial mask that prevents oily skin. Tea (5 g of leaves per 100 ml of hot water) is also a good and tasty mouthwash to treat infections in the mouth.

Magical use:
Lemon balm is used in summoning spirits.

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