Lemon Balm

Invigorating, relaxing, appetizing, stomach soothing:

Balm is originally from the Mediterranean area.

Just like many other medicinal plants, it was brought to us by monks. They were also the creators of the well-known Melissengeist, which is also made from balm.

It then spread from the monastery gardens and now grows wild in hedges, vineyards and even in waste disposal sites.The leaves have a fragrance like lemons, which becomes stronger when dried. The balm grows in dense clusters and develops its corollas in the first half of summer.

Positive effects and benefits of lemon balm:

  • antispasmodic and calming effect on irritable bowel syndrome or nervous heart palpitations
  • also acts as a sedative
  • aqueous extracts of lemon balm help with cold sores, which are caused by herpes

A perennial plant blooms in July and August. The leaves are collected up to three times a year in the period from June to July.

Care should be taken to collect the leaves in dry weather and to dry them in the shade. According to the alchemist PARACELSUS (1493-1541) it was the epitome of all good forces of nature.

"Lemon balm is, of all the things that the Earth brings forth, the best herb for the heart."

GDA (Guidline for Daily Amount)

Element Elfentau 0,33lt Children: Adults:
Kilocalories 128,4 1600 2000
Protein 0 60g 75g
Fat 0,3g 62g 67g
Carbohydrates 26g 200g 275g
Salt 0,3g 3g 5g
Unsat. Fatty Acids 0,33g
Roughage 0g