Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)


Lemon balm is a plant native to the eastern Mediterranean basin (Turkey) and found in all temperate climates on the planet. It exhales a sweet lemony scent when its leaves are crumpled. It is used in herbal tea, fresh or dried. The leaves, stems and flowers are the parts used. Lemon balm is a plant known since ancient Greece and used for its benefits against stress, insomnia and overwork. It is known to have antispasmodic, antiviral, digestive properties and effectiveness against anxiety.;Caution Lemon balm seeds require cold and moist stratification before being sown.

Latin name: Melissa officinalis
Common names: Lemon balm, lemon balm, lemon balm.
English: Lemon balm
Family: Lamiaceae

Cut the flowers before they produce seed. This will prevent seed dispersal. Lemon balm can become invasive by spontaneous sowing. Sow indoors at the end of March. This plant requires cold stratification in moist sand at least 2 weeks before sowing.

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  • Plant type
    • Annual
  • Flower color
  • Quantity
    • Envelope of about 200 seeds
  • Exposure
    • Full sun
  • Shape
    • Erected
  • Soil
    • All types of soils
  • Watering
    • Regular
  • Sowing
    • Directly in the garden
  • Plantation
    • In the garden after the risk of frost
  • Days to maturity
    • 100 days
  • Germination
    • 7 to 21 days
  • Depth
    • On the surface
  • Width
    • 25 cm
  • Height
    • 1 m
  • Family
    • Linaceae

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Plant type: Perennial
Quantity: Envelope of about 150 seeds
Exposure: Half shade
Shape: Bushy
Soil: All types of soils
Watering: Regular
Sowing: Inside
Plantation: In the garden after the risk of frost
Days to maturity: 150 days
Germination: 14 to 30 days
Plant spacing: 60 cm
Depth: On the surface
Width: 60 cm
Height: 60 cm to 80 cm
Color: Green
Family: Lamiaceae
Use: Infusion and herbal tea
Characteristic: Fragrant

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