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Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis L. Engl.: common balm, lemon balm, balm, balm mint, blue balm, cure-all, dropsy plant, garden balm, melissa, sweet balm. Deu.: Melisse, Zitronenmelisse, Frauenkraut, Gartenmelisse, Mutterkraut. Suom.: sitruunamelissa. Sven.: citronmeliss, hjärtansfröjd, honungsblomma, melissört, modergräs. Fran.: mélisse, citronelle. Bot. syn.: Melissa cordifolia Pers.

Balm.

Botanical name:

Classic texts: John Hill 1812.

Melissa.

Botanical name:

Classic texts: Scudder's Materia Medica, 1898: Stimulants.

Melissa officinalis.

Botanical name:

Classic texts: Sturtevant 1919.

Meliss.

Botanical name:

[image:19978 node=20001]Gamla texter: Kryddor och kryddodling, 1919.

2.16 Lemon balm

Botanical name:
Culinary herbfaq: single herbs.

Photo: Melissa officinalis 8.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering top. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Photo: Melissa officinalis 7.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering plant. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Photo: Melissa officinalis 6.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering twig, almost flowered out. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Lemony teaherbs.

Blog categories:
Preparations:
Henriette's herbal blog: Of lemon balm and Moldavian dragonhead.

Photo: Melissa officinalis 4.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering tops. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2004-08-26.

Photo: Melissa officinalis 3.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering plant. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2004-08-26.

Photo: Melissa officinalis.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering plant. It's pretty, but it retains its scent only a few months after drying, and the tincture is rather short-lived, too. You can freeze it. Vantaa, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-16.


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