Use for hot and refreshing cold teas as a lemon substitute. Leaves may be added to salads. Essential oils are volatile resulting in more fragrance than flavor. (Melissa officinalis)
Medicinal: Lemon balm has anti-viral action (in lab tests) against herpes simplex, mumps, and other viruses. Also a sedative, calmative, and carminative.
Growing instructions: Perennial in zones 4-9. Germination at 70°F in 10 days. A light-dependent germinator. Transplant. Full sun. Grows 18-24" tall. Space 12" apart.
Packet: 0.19 g - approximately 375 seeds