Review of the Uses, Chemistry, and Pharmacology of Lemon Balm

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis, Lamiaceae) is widely used in European traditional medicine and Iranian traditional medicine (ITM) for various diseases, as well as being consumed as a salad vegetable and food flavoring. The authors searched unpublished old texts and several databases of published literature to review the botanical characteristics, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and … Continue reading Review of the Uses, Chemistry, and Pharmacology of Lemon Balm

Herb Guide: Lemon Balm

Learn the medicinal and culinary uses of lemon balm, how to grow it, and how to make your own traditional Carmelite water. To get the best flavor out of lemon balm, shear it with scissors, cutting it down by half or more, at least once a month. You can safely harvest three-quarters of the plant … Continue reading Herb Guide: Lemon Balm