LEMON BALM - melissa officinalis

Our luscious lemon balm honey delivers a deliciously sweet yet delicately smooth flavour that's perfect for all culinary applications. A herbalists handbook classic and a personal favourite.

Another perennial with a pretty pink and white presence who produces a potent citrus parfum. Proven most popular amongst our peers for the perfect flavour it provides.


Commonly known as the 'Common Balm', 'Melissa' or 'Balm Mint', this herbaceous plant hails from the mint family "Lamiaceae'. Native to south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia, though is now widely cultivated around the world.


Lemon balm is a folk medicine marvel used predominantly as a treatment for anxiety, stress, insomnia, indigestion, dementia, Alzheimer disease, and many other conditions though further studies are required to confirm their efficacy. Many studies have confirmed the antioxidative effects, therefore it is possible that it could be effective in treating oxidative stress-related diseases. (Ref.1)


References:

  1. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871149/


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