Lemon balm is a member of the mint family and is a fairly easy to grow herb perennial. It has bushy leaves that give off a delightful lemony scent and flavor. When blooming, Lemon Balm is decorated with clusters of small, white flowers. Lemon balm is an aggressive grower, like mint, so having it in a contained location is ideal to prevent unwanted spread. It tolerates a variety of light, soil, and watering conditions, making it extremely care free plant. Lemon balm is used for potpourris, teas, essential oils, insect repellent, and in cooking.