Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a sweet scented member of the mint family. This herb is an easy to grow perennial that does well in zones 4-9. Lemon balm is native to the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia regions. The name Melissa is derived from a greek word meaning bee leaf, due to honey bees fondness to this plant. It is said in ancient Greece sprigs of lemon balm were placed into beehives to attract wandering honeybee swarms and around the outsides of hives to prevent bees from swarming.
If you've followed us or used any of our products, you can probably tell that I love Calendula. It is one of my favorite herbs that I use the most in my day to day life and in the products I make for Puro Co. I thought that it's important to share as much information about this amazing herb as I can. Below you'll find some reasons why it's an essential herb for everyone trying to lead a natural lifestyle.