Lemon Balm in our A-Z - Cooking Index
Lemon balm, not to be confused with bee balm, is a perennial herb in the mint family. It grows to 70-150 cm tall. At the end of the summer, little white flowers full of nectar appear
Lemon balm is often used as a flavouring in ice cream and herbal teas, both hot and iced, often in combination with other herbs such as spearmint. It is also frequently paired with fruit dishes or candies.
Lemon balm has a delicate lemon scent and flavor.
It is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
It was used in the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort associated with digestion.