This herb has a long history of recorded use dating more than 2,000 years. Theophrastus, scholar and student of Aristotle and Plato, referred to the plant as “honey leaf,” perhaps a reference to the plant being a highly attractive to bees. Both the ancient Greeks and Romans dedicated lemon balm to the goddess of the hunt, known by name as Artemis and Diana, respectively.
|cosmetic||Infuse in water or oil for use in soap, creams, lotions and other products for the hair and skin.|
|culinary||Good addition to tea blends. Dried lemon balm is also used to season soups, stews, rice, vegetables, salads, and chicken and fish.|
|household||Use water and alcohol infusions to make natural household cleaners.|
|aromatic||Add the fragrant leaves to potpourri mixtures, sachets and herbal pillows.|
|industrial||Used in perfumery and to produce various alcoholic beverages.|
1oz dried Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) leaves