Fresh Lemon Balm imparts a subtle lemon flavor and fresh lemon fragrance, making it especially nice for fruit dishes, custards, and tea. Lemon Balm can be used both in hot and iced teas and in combination with other herbs such as spearmint. The plant is also often used as a flavoring in ice cream and its also suitable for spicing up chicken and fish dishes. Early fresh leaves can be chopped and added to salads. As cooking destroys the fragrance, Lemon Balm should be added to already cooked recipes.
Lemon Balm has several health benefits which make it an ideal plant to bolster you immune system. The plant has anti-viral qualities and therefore tea made of it is a great drink when you’re feeling under the weather. The hot tea brings on a sweat that’s good for relieving colds, flus and fevers. It’s known that Charles V, the King of France in the 14th century, drank Lemon Balm tea every day to stay in good health.
Dimensions: 14cmØ by 30cmH
Light: Direct / Partial Sun
Fertilizer: Keep me in top form and boost leafy growth by feeding me once every month with nitrate-rich fertilizer (foliage fertilizer)