Country of origin: United States
Lemon Balm is grown as an ornamental plant, for its oil, and often to attract bees for honey production. Lemon balm originated in south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran and Central Asia, but can now be found in almost every country. Lemon balm is also known as balm, common balm and balm mint. Lemon balm may be referred to as balm mint because it is in the Lamiaceae mint family.