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Lemon Balm

檸檬香蜂草

Lemon Balm

Appearance 外觀

香蜂花根系雖短,但地下莖分佈極廣。地上部的莖桿呈方形,分枝性強、極易叢生。具寬卵型或心形圓鋸齒或鋸齒葉片,葉對生,莖及葉密布細絨毛。

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

植株強健,栽培管理極為容易,性喜濕潤土壤,具有耐熱和耐水特性,日照或半遮陰栽培均可,土壤適應性廣。

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

維他命C

Vitamin C

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