Jul. 29, 2021

lemon beebalm

Another look at lemon beebalm. The plant is said to have an aroma like lemon. In my brief experience crushed leaves smell much like the rest of the Monardas, with a scent a little like oregano. Lemon balm and lemon mint are different plants. The leaves have been used for flavoring, particularly in teas. There is surprisingly little mention of Indian use. The Native American Ethnobotany database only mentions use by the Hopi for flavoring rabbit.