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Lemon balm

Lemon balm

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Sale Melissa officinale in 14 cm pot, is an aromatic perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Lemon balm is a herbaceous plant that grows to a height of about 30-90 centimeters. It has an erect habit and produces numerous branched stems covered by lanceolate and serrated leaves. The leaves of Melissa officinalis are light green or dark green in color and are covered with small hairs which give them a velvety texture. The leaves are opposite and have a delicate aroma when rubbed between the fingers. The flowers of lemon balm are small and white or pale yellow in color, with a tubular shape. They are gathered in small terminal inflorescences and appear during the summer. The flowers are very attractive to bees and other pollinating insects. Lemon balm is known for its fresh, citrusy, lemon-like aroma that emanates from the leaves and flowers when crushed or rubbed. This aroma gives the plant both culinary and aromatherapeutic value. Lemon balm is used in cooking to flavor teas, salads, sauces, drinks and desserts. Its leaves are often used to prepare refreshing herbal teas. The lemon aroma of lemon balm is appreciated in many culinary preparations. Lemon balm has traditionally been used for its calming and sedative properties. It is often used to relieve anxiety, improve sleep quality, and treat mild gastrointestinal disorders. Melissa officinalis is a hardy plant that grows well in well-drained, sunny or partially shaded soil. It is a perennial plant that can expand significantly over time. It is considered an easy plant to grow in gardens or pots.

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