Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Melissa officinalis

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Culinary:

Use fresh leaves in salads and as a garnish for fish and other dishes. When candied, the leaves make attractive cake decorations. Chopped leaves can be added to fish and chicken dishes and sprinkled over fresh vegetables. Add the leaves to cooked dishes in the last few minutes. They can also be added to summer drinks and fruit salads, and make a good substitute for lemon peel in recipes.

Industrial:

An infusion of leaves makes a refreshing skin toner and can be used in rinse water for clothes.
A stronger infusion makes a good rinse for oily hair. Use as a facial steam for dry skin.
Dried leaves add a lemony scent to Potpourris.