Lemon Balm (Melissa)
Metaphysical Properties Of Lemon Balm (Melissa)
Official Name: Melissa officinalis
Other Names: Bee Balm, Lemon Balsam, Melissa, Sweet Balm, Sweet Melissa, Tourengane, Oghoul
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Success
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Lemon Balm (Melissa)
- Soak the herb in wine for several hours, strain, and share with a friend to influence love.
- You can use it in spells to ensure success.
- If you keep bees rub it on the hives to attract new bees and retain the old ones.
Lemon balm, also known as Melissa, is a perennial herb of the mint family. The leaves, which have a pleasant lemon aroma. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of the various multi-herb mixture of products. The herb is native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia, but it's grown worldwide. Lemon balm has usually used to improve mood and cognitive function; its benefits don't stop there.
Lemon Balm is bound to the Moon and Water. It is used in rituals for friendship, love, and success. Historically, it is a symbolic plant used to communicate messages between lovers. Carry Lemon Balm in a charm or sachet to find love or burn it as incense.