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Lemon Balm Cut 1 Oz. or 1 Lb.

Lemon Balm Cut 1 Oz. or 1 Lb.

Ravens Alley

Regular price $7.95 Sale

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), also Also Called: Melissa, Sweet Balm, Balm Mint, Bee Balm, Blue Balm, Cure-all, Dropsy Plant, Garden Balm, Sweet Balm, is a perennial herb in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to south-central Europe and the Mediterranean region.

Lemon Balm has a long history, dating back to ancient Turkey where it was planted near beehives to encourage the bees to return home to the hive rather than swarm away. Its name, Melissa officinalis, is derived from the Greek word Melissa, meaning honeybee, and it was planted and used by the beekeepers of the Temple of Artemis to help keep the sacred honeybees content.

In folklore, Lemon Balm was used to ward off evil, and to promote good health, love, and good cheer.

Magical Uses:  Love, success, healing, health, friendship, attraction and psychic/spiritual development. Use in love charms & spells to attract a partner. Use in healing spells & rituals for those suffering from mental or nervous disorders.