Hay And The Seeds Are Both Used For Distilling


(Melissa officinalis, Linn.), a perennial herb of the natural

order Labiatae. The popular name is a contraction of balsam, the plant

having formerly been considered a specific for a host of ailments. The

generic name, Melissa, is the Greek for bee and is an allusion to

the fondness of bees for the abundant nectar of the flowers.

Balm is a native of southern Europe, where it was cultivated as a source

of honey and as a sweet herb more than 2,000 years ago. It is frequently

mentioned in Greek and Latin poetry and prose. Because of its use for

anointing, Shakespeare referred to it in the glorious lines (King

Richard II., act iii, scene 2):

"Not all the water in the rough, rude sea