Lemon balm plant
Lemon balm plant – Melissa officinalis
Lemon balm is an herbaceous plant, which in Greek means “bees leaves”. Indeed, this plant is a honey plant, which means that its produces a nectar collected by bees to make honey.
Its leaves are oval embossed, and leave a lemony perfume when rubbed. Flowers are white or pink, and appear from June to September. The plant grows very easily, in the sun as well as in the shadow in mostly fresh soils.
Lemon balm is mostly appreciated for its medicinal properties to sooth stomach aches, in the form of herbal teas.