lemon balm


Definition of lemon balm

: a bushy perennial European mint (Melissa officinalis) often cultivated for its lemon-scented leaves also : its leaves

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Recent Examples on the Web For calming the senses, soothing the body after a long day (or night!), with notes of oak, citrus and freshly cut grass to complement the natural bitterness from Hüll hops and lemon balm. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 And there’s lots of lemon balm, lemongrass, sweet grass, lemon verbena, chamomile, stevia, pineapple sage, comfrey and calendula. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2021 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, chive, dill, ginger, lemon balm, Mexican tarragon, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram and thyme 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 31 July 2021 Mediterranean ingredients like fig, acacia, and lemon balm come together in this brand's sunny crimson aperitif, which also contains a healthy dose of nervines — natural ingredients used in herbal medicine to soothe the nerves. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 24 July 2021 There’s sweetness from Riesling grape juice and fig concentrate; herbaceous and citrusy notes thanks to yuzu, lemon balm, and rosemary; and a bitter wallop from gentian root, a flowering Alpine plant showcased in apéritifs like Suze and Salers. Bon Appétit, 15 July 2021 Or better yet, dig in and plant natural repellents like sage, lavender, mint, lemon balm, rosemary, basil and citronella in containers placed near a doorway or outdoor seating. Helen Bond, Dallas News, 28 June 2021 Thanks to its scrumptious scent—complete with notes of verbena leaves, pomelo, citronella, thyme, lemon balm, lavender, and rosemary—this citronella candle will appeal to all the senses. Kelsey Mulvey, Southern Living, 12 May 2021 Other ingredients that are commonly added include hyssop, melissa, star anise, and lemon balm. John Debary, Bon Appétit, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of lemon balm

1864, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2021

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“Lemon balm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20balm. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of lemon balm

: a bushy perennial Old World mint of the genus Melissa (M. officinalis) often cultivated for its fragrant lemon-flavored leaves and tops that have been used to make a diaphoretic tea

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