Melissa officinalis L.
Brand: Legutko
Packaged:0,2 g (200 s.)
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Lemon balm - Melissa officinalis.
Perennial plant up to 40 cm high, strongly leafy. The leaves are rounded, ovate, serrated at the edges: dark green above, lighter below, covered with hairs. The flowers are white or pink, small. Blooms from June to August in the second year. It looks beautiful in containers and mixborders and has a delicate, refreshing lemon aroma. It is used for flavoring tea and vinegar, flavoring liqueurs and tinctures. Fresh leaves are added to summer salads. Dried herbs - in any dishes in the winter.
Melissa goes well with meat, fish, vegetable, mushroom, dairy, egg dishes, fruit, pea and potato soups. The spice is used in the preservation of cucumbers, to which it gives a pleasant smell and strength. Melissa refers to honey plants (from the Greek - "honey bee"). It is planted near new apiaries and rubbed on new hives to attract bees and reconcile bee colonies.
Medicinal properties.
The leaves contain carotene and vitamin C.
It is used as an antispasmodic, analgesic, wound healing, antimicrobial, antiemetic, sedative, and appetite stimulant. Melissa infusion is used internally for general weakness, gastrointestinal diseases, chronic catarrh, asthma, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, and externally for rheumatism.
Agricultural technology.
Melissa loves warmth and light. The soils are rich, loamy and sandy loam. Drought-resistant, does not tolerate waterlogging, and is sensitive to low temperatures.
Sowing: seeds are sown in the ground (to a depth of 1-1.5 cm) or seedlings are grown (from late March to June).
Germination at a temperature of +10+12°C, optimal temperature +20+25°C.
Seedlings are sown in a greenhouse. The seedlings are thinned out according to a 5x5 cm pattern and fed with nitrogen fertilizers. At the age of 30-40 days, seedlings are planted in 70x30 cm soil.
Care consists of weeding, loosening, watering and fertilizing.
Melissa is growing quickly.
In the first year it forms a rosette of leaves pressed to the ground, in the second year the plant blooms. To increase the green mass, the flowers are removed, and in the fall the stems are cut at a height of several centimeters above ground level.
Harvesting: in the second year after sowing, before flowering begins, at a height of 10 cm from the soil surface. To store the cut greens, dry them in a well-ventilated area in the shade. Two or three harvests are obtained per season. Productivity is about 1.7 kg/m2.

Melissa officinalis Sidrunmeliss Мелисса лимонная lemon balm, balm mint, blue balm, cure-all, dropsy plant, melissa, sweet balm  Sitruunamelissa Citronmeliss, hjärtansfröjd, honungsblomma, melissört, modergräs Melissa cordifolia
Lemon balm, balm mint, blue balm, cure-all, dropsy plant. Bot. syn.: Melissa cordifolia Pers.

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