Lemon balm herb, also called Melissa, has been used by herbalists, and herbal healers for thousands of years.
The name Melissa comes from the Latin name Melissa Officinalis. Lemon balm is a member of the mint family of plants, and is easily grown in any garden.
Today, lemon balm is widely cultivated in Europe and the United States, but also grows wild along paths and roadsides. Lemon balm can be propagated from seeds, stem cuttings and root division. It, as a perennial plant, can be harvested twice or three times a season just before blooming.
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