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It has a delicious lemon taste and smell and so is well liked by children. Lemon balm is a favorite plant of the bees. Reducing stress and anxiety can help fight hypertension (high blood pressure). Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is an herbal nervine. It is known to have mild sedative properties and hence is great for relieving stress. As with any essential oil, it is not recommended to take internally due to the potent nature of essential oils. Would you like to know what they are?

A variety called ‘Quedlinburger Niederliegende’ with this higher content of essential oil is available from Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Richters. Lemon balm is also grown in many gardens for both it’s medicinal use, as well as culinary uses. The Greeks relied on it to treat insomnia, to calm nerves and alleviate anxiety. In another double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 18 healthy volunteers received 2 separate single doses of a standardized lemon balm extract (300 mg and 600 mg) or placebo for 7 days. However, unlike prescription drugs, lemon balm doesn’t cause unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting, and irregular menstruation. John’s Wort and Neem. Honey bees swarm to the plant.

The oil is also used for other viral skin infections. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion (including gas and bloating as well as colic). It was in the Middle Ages that it started to be used internally as a sedative and by the 1600s English herbalist Nicholas Culpeper was claiming it could improve mood and stimulate thinking. These results pointed to the potential use of lemon balm essential oil as an antitumoral agent. ‘Aurea’ (‘Variegated’). As seen in the prior section “Chemical Constituents of Lemon Balm”, there is much in the medical qualities we can speak of. Get started using lemon balm for body, home, and in food with our ultimate guide for how to use lemon balm!


Also used for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, liver, and bile, recent studies have found it even beneficial for Alzheimer’s and Dementia because of its calming and relaxing effects. Over the past 50 years, many studies have corroborated that lemon balm can destroy the virus and inhibit its replication. These same uses and medicinal wine dosage form, stemming from traditional Greek medicine, are also used in the Indian Materia Medica (Nadkarni, 1976). Pour approximately two quarts of boiling water over the top and leave to steep for about 10 minutes. Lemon Balm has been used for thousands of years as a calmative that is good for all kinds of nervous problems, including tension headaches, migraines, neuralgia, hysteria, nervous tension, stress, anxiety, excitability and heart palpations. How does lemon balm work? Its name “Melissa officinalis”  probably deriving from its traditional use by bee keepers to attract bees and its high medicinal qualities.

The extract can also be added to balms or salves and topically applied to cold sores or as a first-aid remedy on bug bites and minor cuts. Silly as I am – because it was a gift, I HAD to really use the lemon balm. The lemon balm plant belongs to the herb kingdom. Rejuvenating lemon balm may be useful for easing parental exhaustion, for students studying for exams, and for overstimulated children. For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. Native to Europe, lemon balm is grown all over the world. Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family (Lamiaceae).

We cold infuse all of our herbs in oil for a minimum of six weeks, maximizing the extraction of the healing properties while not damaging any of the qualities with heat. It’s a treat anytime but it’s best enjoyed after dinner (it helps digestion) or around 30 minutes before sleep to relax. It curbs Headache. Fresh crushed leaves are applied to wounds and insect bites. I have always hated using any type of chap stick because i always ended up getting a cold sore. Infusions are also great natural remedies for anxiety, helping improve symptoms such as insomnia, nervousness or palpitations. Compared to conventional treatments the average healing time of lesions was halved to about five days and the time between outbreaks was approximately doubled.

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