Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm is a heavenly, yet versatile herb, with a floral and lemony flavour. 

For best effect, add this raw to salads, or boil gently for a few minutes to make a tea. Can be added to smoothies to boost dietary diversity.

Interesting Info - 

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This herb has received much scientific interest over the years, here is one interesting study. 

Quoting from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27167460:

Crude extracts and pure compounds isolated from M. officinalis exhibited numerous pharmacological effects, from which only anxiolytic, antiviral and antispasmodic activities of this plant as well as its effects on mood, cognition and memory have been shown in clinical trials. AChE inhibitory activity, stimulation of the acetylcholine and GABAA receptors, as well as inhibition of matrix metallo proteinase-2 are the main mechanisms proposed for the widely discussed neurological effects of this plant.    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27167460/