Lemon Balm Seeds (Melissa officinalis) - Organic - Misty Mountain Tea Shop

Lemon Balm Seeds (Melissa officinalis) - Organic

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Family: Mint (Lamiacea)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean, Russia, Syria, Iran and Turkestan. Flowers yellow to 2 feet tall.  This is a classic tea herb. Traditional usage (TWM): life extension, high blood pressure, migraines, hysteria, melancholia, goiter, hyperthyroidism and Grave’s disease. Plant prefers shade to part sun and is not picky about the soil, although a rich soil will give improved yields.  Light-dependent germinator. Scarify seeds lightly on fine sandpaper and sow outdoors in the fall or very early spring or provide 2 weeks of cold conditioning. Barely cover seeds with soil, tamp securely and keep evenly moist.  Germination in 10-40 days.  Plant 1 to 2 feet apart.

Certified Organically Grown

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