Scientific name: Melissa officinalis
Origin: Mediterranean and S Europe
Medicinal use: Its leaves are often used to give aroma and flavor to both hot and cold tea. The leaves are also used to flavor dishes as a substitute for lemon peel. The fresh leaves give a lemony flavor to salads, soups, sauces, herb vinegars, game and fish (especially in Spain), and are an ingredient in Agua del Carmen, Liquors such as Benedictine and Chartreuse and cordials of vina.
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