Your backyard sweetheart, pleasant and friendly. Lemon balm is just one of those amiable, easy-to-love plants. A member of the mint family, with broad leaves and a pleasing lemony scent, lemon balm has a genial nature that can best be described as kind. It's no wonder that people throughout Europe have been cultivating and using it for thousands of years both to support digestion and to calm a jangled nervous system. Named Melissa from the Greek word for honey because bees are wildly attracted to it, we cannot think of a nicer, more pleasing herbal tea.