Lemon Balm Seeds | Melissa officinalis
Lemon balm is a gentle, yet potent relaxing nervine tonic has shown to improve memory, boost mood, be neuroprotective against brain injury, induce sleep, and much more.
With a citrusy, green aroma and flavor, lemon balm is traditionally worked with in cases of anxiety that comes along with depression and/or indigestion.
She has a bright, uplifting presence with both a physical and energetic affinity for the heart, upliting a glum mood and supporting circulatory health.
Approximately 100 seeds, harvested for 2023.
Grown using only compost, water, & organic fertilizer, our plants are never treated or sprayed with anything at all.
Region: Native to the Mediterranean, Russia, Syria
Actions: Nervine, antispasmodic, antidepressant, diaphoretic, carminative, hepatic, antiviral, hypotensive, hypothyroid.
Parts used: Leaves and flowers
Indications: Anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, nerve damage, anxiety induced heart palpitations, Alzheimer’s, indigestion, goiter, Grave’s disease.
Planting: Lemon Balm is a light-dependent germinator, so in fall or early spring simply tamp seeds into the soil surface outdoors after scarifying them lightly with sandpaper. You could also provide 2 weeks of cold conditioning instead of fall or spring sowing.
Location: Lemon balm prefers full sun to part shade and is not picky about soil.
Germination: 10-40 days
The majority of our seeds offered are saved from our small medicinal plant farm right here in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Our plants are grown only with water, compost, & organic fertilizer. NEVER sprayed with herbicides, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or anything else.
There are some seeds that we have not been able to harvest in abundance ourselves yet, so these are provided by a farm here in Oregon that is certified organic by the USDA and Oregon Tilth.
Always check with local authorities (such as your county extension) to see if non-native plants are invasive or noxious in your region.
Noxious plants are illegal to grow and cannot be shipped across state borders. Invasive species should never be intentionally planted, but should be harvested from the wild instead.
They may hold medicinal value but they can destroy native ecosystems and habitats. There are likely less destructive alternatives with similar medicinal value that you can plant.