Organically cultivated in the fertile land of Western Greece, upon flowering Lemon Balm leaves are handpicked, air dried and selected for packaging. Their flavor & aroma is so strong it will travel your senses in the Mediterranean countryside, while their high concentration of essential oils guarantee you will get all the health benefits. Lemon balm is often used as a flavoring in ice cream and herbal teas, both hot and iced, often in combination with other herbs such as spearmint. It is also frequently paired with fruit dishes or candies. It can be used in fish dishes and is the key ingredient in lemon balm pesto. Lemon balm is also used medicinally as a herbal tea, or in extract form. It is used as an anxiolytic, mild sedative, or calming agent.