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  • Wormwood
    Plant used for centuries as a repellent for moths, insecticide in general and as tea or spray to repel slugs and snails.
  • Wormwood "Powis Castle"
    It is a hybrid between artemisia absinthium and artemisia aborescens.
  • Common Rosemary
    Great to pread in barbecues on the embers of burning coal, perfuming the meat and spread a pleasant odor in the environment.
  • Creeping Rosemary
    Few people know the variety of creeping rosemary which is grown as an ornamental plant.
  • Lavender
    Highly cultivated for the extraction of essential oil and widely used in perfumery and hygiene products.
  • Lavender 'allardi'
    This plant comes from the intersection of lavandula dentata with lavandula angustifolia.
  • Aloe vera
    Aloe Vera has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient civilizations.
  • Calendula
    Also known as pot marigold, it is an excellent natural insecticide.
  • Chamomile
    The word camomile comes from the Greek term chamaimelon, which means "creeping apple.
  • Indian Cress
    Indian Cress is an edible plant, rich in vitamin C.
  • Thistle
    The thistle flower is one of the three ingredients indispensable to the making of Serra da Estrela Cheese, along with milk and salt. It is also used in the manufacture of other cheeses such as Azeitão Cheese and Flor de Guía Cheese (born in the Spanish Canary Islands).

    It attracts pollinating insects.
  • Wild Teasel
    Its inflorescences were used to card the wool, hence its name.
  • Field Horsetail
    The horsetail belongs to the equisetaceae family and is characterized by being a vivacious herbaceous plant.

    It is a medicinal plant to which are attributed therapeutic and mineral properties essential to health, in addition to acting in the fight against flu and colds and have many advantages for the body.

  • Lemon Balm
    Widely used to ensure a good night's sleep.
  • Coriander
    Coriander, is an annual plant of the Apiaceae family.
  • Mexican Marigold
    This is edible flower. It can be used in the preparation of various salads and dishes.
  • Echinacea
    It is able to increase the responsiveness of the immune system.
  • Echinacea angustifolia
    Echinacea acts as a natural antibiotic. It is widely used today in traditional medicine.
  • Lemon Grass
    Plant whose popularity in Portugal earned a gold stars to two Portuguese brands in the international competition "Great Taste Awards".
  • Curry Plant
    The essential oil of curry plant is very rare and precious, the most powerful and well-known anti hematona.
  • Tarragon
    Is a very typical seasoning in French cuisine.
  • Fennel
    This plant is spontaneous in the Azores and Madeira.
  • St. John's Wort
    It is perhaps the only Portuguese plant with the name of a region.
  • Hyssop
    Plant with the most varied medicional uses.
  • Hart's pennyroyal
    Especially popular in Algarve, where it is used as an aromatic herb to flavor the stews.
  • Bowles apple mint
    Has a scent and flavour similar to apples or pineapples.
  • Water mint
    Have a strong and minty taste and exudes an intense perfume.
  • Pineapple mint
    With a slight scent of pineapple, it is great to use in salads, fruit salads and juices.
  • Chocolate mint
    Sweet and refreshing aroma that seems like the popular chocolate, "After Eight".
  • Peppermint
    Very used in the manufacture of chewing gums and toothpastes.
  • Spearmint
    One of its most popular uses is as a medicinal plant.
  • Swedish Ivy
    The most cultivated variety of this plant is Plectranthus forsteri marginatus, whose name comes from its attractive green foliage with white margins.
  • Swedish Ivy
    Perennial plant that releases a pleasant and intense aroma.
  • Lavandin
    It has one of the strongest fragrances among the lavenders.
  • Lemon verbana
    One of the most popular plants used in teas in Portugal, earned gold stars to two Portuguese brands in the international competition "Great Taste Awards".
  • Bay laurel
    Symbol of nobility and immortality, the extremities of laurel have therapeutic properties.
  • Basil
    Used in traditional Margherita pizza and as a basic ingredient of Genoese pesto.
  • Basil
    Used in cooking gives a special touch to the dishes because its leaves have a beautiful coloration.
  • Marjoram
    It offers sweet flavors of citrus and pine.
  • Strawberry tree
    Also known as "autumn strawberry"
  • Myrtus
    Its leaves have a scent similar to that of orange leaves.
  • Oregano
    Rich in Vitamine C and essential oils.
  • Globe Amaranth
    Ideal for producing dried flower arrangements and attracting butterflies. It can also be used to treat colds.
  • Globe Amaranth
    The flowers of this plant are conseideres an excellent expectorant.
  • Rio Grande globe amaranth
    It has properties that act at the level of the throat and voice.
  • Helichrysum Stoechas
    It is often found on uncultivated land, dry/sandy and on roadside.
  • Pennyroyal
    One of the best known species of the genus Mentha. Its essential oil is poisonous and is particularly dangerous for pregnant women.
  • French lavender
    The most popular product of this plant is honey, there are several regions of Portugal experts in french lavender honey production.
  • Elderberry
    Elderberry is a medicinal plant widely used to treat colds or flu.
  • Parsley
    Parsley is a biennial herbaceous plant but can also be cultivated as an annual plant and is widely cultivated as a condiment or vegetable.
  • Pineapple sage
    Presents hairy stems , tubular red flowers and a unique aroma of pineapple.
  • Sage
    The word salvia is derived from the Latin salvere, which means "to be in good health".
  • Cotton Lavender
    Low in stature, it has a finely divided dense branching with gray foliage and a yellow flower.
  • Winter Savory
    It combines perfectly with all legumes.
  • Stevia
    It's dry leaf is 10 times sweeter thane cane sugar and much healthier.
  • Mastic thyme
    Also known as pure salt, is widely used in cooking as a substitute for salt.
  • Common thyme
    Used as a spice and as a medicinal herb, it is grown for thousands of years.
  • Orange thyme
    Plant with a pleasant citrus aroma, similar to orange.
  • Citrus thyme
    It has a delicious lemon scent.
  • Broadleaved thyme
    It has extremely aromatic leaves and beautiful pink and lilac flowers.
  • Creeping Thyme
    Very used and known in regions near water.

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

The lemon balm is a herbaceous perennial plant of the mint, spearmint and boldus family (Lamiaceae).

It characteristic flavor and fruity aroma of lemon, mainly in the leaves, is provided by its essential oils belonging to the group of terpenes (primarily monoterpenes: carvacrol, p-cymene, citral - geraniol and nerol - camphor, etc.).

With small green leaves with rounded tips, the lemon balm blooms in late summer.

The flowers of small whitish or pinkish color attract bees, therefrom its scientific name, Melissa, who comes from the Greek and means "bee".

In temperate regions, the stems dry out over the winter, rejuvenating in spring.

This plant can reach a height of about 50 cm.

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The images and photographs used on the website are merely illustrative of the final product. The size and state of development of the plant ordered may not correspond to the image, and may vary depending on the season.

Being a delicate plant develops best in the shade or planted in the garden, with exposure to east (shade in the afternoon). Enjoys ,moist, fertile and well drained soil.

Propagation may be done by seeding for subsequent transplantation but rarely arise as flowers, the most used method of propagation is by cuttings.

To propagate the lemon balm through cuttings, you should cut the young branches and plant them in collective cultivation in boxes or trays with light substrate like carbonized rice shell, sand or perlite. 

Even the mixing of common soil with sand, works. The substrate trimmings, vinegars and liqueurs (Beneditino and Chartreuse). In this case, unlike teas, it is preferred to use fresh leaves (considered more tasty).


The use of lemon balm is very old, and has references in the literature, particularly in the Odyssey of Homer.

The authorRosy L. Bornhausen  lists a large amount of uses for this herb, both domestic and magical as it is involved in many superstitions. This author says that the lemon balm was the favorite plant of Arabs and that they used it as medicine and food. During the colonization of the United States, it was the favorite tea for the wistful english women and a remedy for day-to-day.

Popular culture attaches to this plant the power to strengthen the love and help people find it.


It has a long list of beneficial properties for health, but the best known is perhaps the soothing. Citral, a major component of its essential oil, is responsible for its sedative action.

The lemon balm is a moderate hypotensive which may decrease heart palpitations. Its essential oil acts on the part of the brain that controls the autonomic nervous system and protects the brain from receiving excessive external stimuli.

The lemon balm tea, relax and induces sleep, it is indicated for the treatment of anxiety, depression, epilepsy, nervous disorders, insomnia, hysteria, migraine, hypochondriasis, vertigo and other disorders.

The lemon balm tea, while beneficial to the nervous system, also has carminative properties that benefit the digestive system, fighting various intestinal disorders such as bloating and cramping.

In alternative medicine, it is used in compresses applied to swelling, eczema and headaches. It is also used in the form of herb bath, massage oils, face masks, beauty lotions, and perfumes.

In cooking, lemon balm is added to meat, salads, marinades, vegetables, jellies, puddings, trimmings, vinegars and liqueurs (Beneditino and Chartreuse). In this case, unlike teas, it is preferred to use fresh leaves (considered more tasty).