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Lemon Balm


Lemon Balm

Appearance 外觀


Lemon balm plants grow bushy and upright to a maximum height of 100 cm (39 in). The heart-shaped leaves are 2–8 centimetres (0.79–3.15 in) long, and have a rough, veined surface. They are soft and hairy with scalloped edges, and have a mild lemon scent.

Growing Condition 生長條件


During summer, small white or pale pink flowers appear. The plants live for ten years; the crop plant is replaced after five years to allow the ground to rejuvenate.

Uses 用途

加爾慕羅水(Carmelite water),歐美以香蜂花為原料
Lemon balm is the main ingredient of carmelite water, which is sold in German pharmacies.

將乾燥香蜂花葉片煮成之茶飲即為著名Melissa Tea,被當作感冒時解熱之用品

Health Benefits 營養價值


Vitamin C

Information from internet

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