Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

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.

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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