Lemon Balm, an aromatic plant of the mint family, is sweetly scented lemons tempered by a citronella-like aroma. The flavour is mild and sweet, full of lemon notes, with a hint of honey. Lemon Balm makes a good beverage infusion; add fresh Lemon Balm to sparkling water, tea, or cocktails. Lemon Balm also provides a citrusy note to salads, fish, and poultry.
Used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion, Lemon Balm is a unique plant with many uses.
Cut and come again! Lemon Balm is a rapid growing plant and can quickly become overgrown if not harvested frequently. Regular harvesting helps to control the size of the plant, encourage the production of new leaves, and prevent the plant from becoming too woody and dry.
Start by identifying the new growth on the plant. These are the most flavorful and fragrant leaves. Snip off the new growth, leaving about 5 cm of stem and repeat this process every 3-5 weeks.
Lemon Balm plants may develop long roots, lift the net pods up to check the roots every 3 weeks and trim extending roots, leaving just one pinky finger long of roots extended from the base of the net pod.
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Vitamin B1, B2, Vitamin C, Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc