Lemon Balm

  • (noun): Bushy perennial Old World mint having small white or yellowish flowers and fragrant lemon-flavored leaves; a garden escapee in northern Europe and North America.
    Synonyms: garden balm, sweet balm, bee balm, beebalm, Melissa officinalis
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on lemon balm, lemon:

Melissa Officinalis - Usage - Medicinal Uses
... Lemon balm is also used medicinally as an herbal tea, or in extract form ... Lemon balm extract was identified as a potent in vitro inhibitor of GABA transaminase, which explains anxiolytic effects ... The major compound responsible for GABA transaminase inhibition activity in lemon balm was then found to be rosmarinic acid ...
Ricola - Products
... Herb / Natural Herb (yellow with plants) Honey Lemon with Echinacea (pink) Lemon Mint (yellow) Honey Herb (orange with honeycomb) Menthol Cherry Honey (cherry red) Dual Action - *new 2011 (ch. 2008, Ricola has also offered the chewing gum flavors “Wild Mint”, “Lemon Balm”, “Alpine Fresh” and “Spearmint” ... in Switzerland are Elder Blossom, Lemon Balm, Herb Tea and Good Night Tea ...

More definitions of "lemon balm":

  • (noun): Lemony leaves used for a tisane or in soups or fruit punches.

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