lemon bee balm

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Related to lemon bee balm: lemon balm, lemon mint, Monarda citriodora
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Grows up to 3ft (1m) with purple, pink or white flowers. Leaves emit scent of lemon when crushed with hint of oregano. Adds flavor to food, deserts, cheesecake, can be added to salads and used as tea, which is used for colds, coughs and respiratory problems. Essential oil used externally as repellant for insects, fleas and lice.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz