Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis, Xiang Feng Cao
Lemon Balm offers a bright citrus aroma and taste with mood lifting properties. As part of the mint family, it grows and offers gifts in great abundance. Lemon Balm has been used by various cultures over the ages for both medicinal and culinary purposes, It might be time to invite Lemon Balm into your home kitchen apothecary.
~ Hot or cold infused tea; excellent as a base for many tea blends
~ Vinegar infusion for vinaigrette salad dressing
~ Substitute for lemon zest in recipes
~ Excellent base for pesto
~ Add to soups for bright taste
~ Infuse simple syrup for homemade sodas and ice cream