Melissa officinalis, Lemon Balm
This highly aromatic member of the mint family is a perennial with
fragrant lemon-scented leaves.
Grow specs: Grows to 2 ft and blooms July-Aug
in tiny bluish white to yellow. Plant in moist, fertile, slightly
alkaline soil and partial shade. Will also grow in poor soil. Space
at 12" and mulch over winter. Attracts insects.
Calming tea for headaches, insomnia, nervous tension,
fever, depression, flatulence. Strongly antiviral against herpex
simplex, mumps and Newcastle disease.