Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena

Herbs with hints of lemon…
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) also known as Melissa, from the Greek word for bee and balm, known for healing, soothing and restoring. With heart-shaped leaves, lemon balm grows about two feet high and a leaf, if bruised, emits a lemony fragrance. It is often used to flavor fish or poultry or as fresh leaves in a green salad. It is a hardy perennial and will come back in the spring year after year.

Lemon Verbena (Lippia citriodora) – native to Chile and Argentina, lemon verbena is a perennial shrub used in tea, fresh or dried in cold drinks, liqueurs and perfumes. The essential oil is often used in soaps and cosmetics.

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