Lamiaceae Melissa officinalis L.

Common Balm

Cherokee - Drug, Febrifuge

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 24

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Scientific name: Melissa officinalis L.
USDA symbol: MEOF2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Balm
Family: Lamiaceae
Family (APG): Lamiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Used for typhus fevers, chills and fevers.

RECRD: 89525 id: 22569