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Typical summer herbs are lemon balm and sage, which grow abundantly in our herb garden. Lemon balm or Melissa officinalis is one of the best known medicinal herbs of our time. Originating in the Mediterranean, it has long been cultivated in our latitudes. Rub a leaf of lemon balm between your fingers and it will exude a pleasant, citrusy fragrance – hence the name. Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine natural medicine without lemon balm, and it is attributed with sedative, antispasmodic, cooling and analgesic properties. It is chiefly drunk as a tea to soothe anxiety and cramps, and thanks to the herb’s high essential oil content it is also extremely flavoursome and delicious. Moreover, lemon balm is a remedy for indigestion and stomach cramps.