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== Name Variations ==
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* balm
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* melissa
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* bee balm
   
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== About Lemon balm ==
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Wikipedia Article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_balm About Lemon balm on Wikipedia]
   
==Scientific Name of Plant==
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Widely available in Europe, this herb has lemon-scented, mint-like leaves that are often used to brew an aromatic tea (Tisane). Its slightly tart flavor is used to flavor salads as well as meats and poultry. Also called simply balm.
Melissa officinalis
 
==Description==
 
   
==Origin and History==
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It grows to 70 – 150 cm tall. The leaves have a gentle lemon scent, related to mint. At the end of the summer, little white flowers full of nectar appear. These attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'bee'). In mild temperate zones the stems of the plant die off at the start of the winter, but shoot up again in spring. Its flavour comes from the terpenes citronellal, citronellol, citral, and geraniol.
   
==Parts of Plant Used==
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== [[:Category:Lemon balm Recipes|Lemon balm Recipes]] ==
   
==Cultivation and Harvesting==
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[[Category:Herbs]]
 
==Uses and Properties==
 
 
==Nutritional Value==
 
 
 
==More Information==
 
 
'''Want to know more about Lemon balm? Need Lemon balm recipes? Check out the category: [[:Category:Lemon balm|Lemon balm]]'''
 
 
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Latest revision as of 16:46, January 28, 2011

Lemonbalm

Lemon balm

Name Variations Edit

  • balm
  • melissa
  • bee balm

About Lemon balm Edit

Wikipedia Article About Lemon balm on Wikipedia

Widely available in Europe, this herb has lemon-scented, mint-like leaves that are often used to brew an aromatic tea (Tisane). Its slightly tart flavor is used to flavor salads as well as meats and poultry. Also called simply balm.

It grows to 70 – 150 cm tall. The leaves have a gentle lemon scent, related to mint. At the end of the summer, little white flowers full of nectar appear. These attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'bee'). In mild temperate zones the stems of the plant die off at the start of the winter, but shoot up again in spring. Its flavour comes from the terpenes citronellal, citronellol, citral, and geraniol.

Lemon balm Recipes Edit

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