The Benefits of Growing Lemon Balm

lemon balm leaves

Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, when pinched give off a mild lemon scent. Lemon balm has been used for its medicinal benefits for a very long time. 
According to Web MD

Lemon Balm in Pot

"Lemon balm is used for digestive problems, including upset stomachbloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), vomiting, and colic; for pain, including menstrual cramps, headache and toothache; and for mental disorders, including hysteria and melancholia.

Many people believe lemon balm has calming effects so they take it for anxietysleep problems, and restlessness. Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an autoimmune disease involving the thyroid (Graves' disease), swollen airways, rapid heartbeat due to nervousness, high blood pressure, sores, tumors, and insect bitesLemon balm is also inhaled as aromatherapy for Alzheimer's disease. "

This very informative video outlines all the benefits and research findings. 

It's easy to grow Lemon Balm if you follow the steps outlined in this video. 

Lemon Balm can be invasive if you let it seed. However, if you cut the plant all the way down right after it has bloomed, the spreading can be prevented. Here is a tip to prevent Lemon Balm taking over your yard...


I have started with a small pot of Lemon Balm right on my kitchen window sill

and will be collecting the seeds to plant in containers later on. This is a lovely looking herb and I can't wait to grow more of it.

Lemon Balm grown indoors

Related Posts

Portrait of Boy in Blue Vest
Portrait of Boy in Blue Vest
I spend an insane of hours working on this little portrait and just love how it has turned out. The painting has finally
Read More
Portrait of a Quarter Horse
Portrait of a Quarter Horse
This week I am working on two different portraits. This one is of a Quarter Horse and the finished painting will be for
Read More
Portrait of a long haired Chihuahua
Portrait of a long haired Chihuahua
It always saddens me when one of my clients tells me that one of their pets has passed on. When I received this referenc
Read More
Back to blog
* “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.This page might contains affiliate links, therefore if you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.” *

Gift Ideas

1 of 10

Shop Miniatures

1 of 7

New Freebies for Crafters

1 of 12

Meet the Artist

"My Name is Enzie (NC) and I am a multi disciplinary artist based in southern California, USA.

I specialize in life size commissioned pet and people portraits and hand crafted gift items. My designs are also features on a variety of decor and gift items for the collector who desires something unique.

Thank you for stopping by and supporting an artist with your purchase! "