Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), also known as Bee Balm, is a perennial herb from the mint family Lamiaceae, grown originally in Southern Europe. Its flavors come from the terpenes citronellal, citronellol, citral, and geraniol.


... Lemon balm is probably more popular as an herbal remedy in Europe than it is in the United States, where it may be used more for flavoring. It is approved for "nervous sleeping disorders" and "functional gastrointestinal complaints" by Commission E of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. Commission E is the German governmental agency that evaluates the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. The United States does not have a comparable agency to evaluate herbal products. ...
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