Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a species of plant in the Lamiaceae family. It originates from the eastern Mediterranean region. The leaves (Melissae folium) are used as the pharmaceutical drug. Lemon balm is a perennial plant that can live for 25 to 30 years and grows to a height of 20 to 90 cm. Lemon balm is cultivated and used as a spice or medicinal plant and is used in folk medicine to treat colds.
When smoked, lemon balm is used to protect against negative influences.