Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

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Latin name: Melissa officinalis

Health Benefits of Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a plant of the mint family that is a very effective nervine herb used to relax and calm the stomach and nervous system.  Health benefits include: 

  • Has a great astringent quality when applied externally. When used as a face wash, it will draw all the excess oils from the skin.
  • Commonly used as a calming herb. Great for anxiety, insomnia, and even depression. It can also help with hyperactivity in children, and also with colicky babies.
  • Has been useful in fevers, Grave’s disease, high blood pressure, shingles, and viral infections. 

How to Use Lemon Balm

  • Has a delicious, mild taste, and is great in tea combinations.
  • Can be added to any food dish for nutritional value or flavor. 

 

  •               Should not be taken by people who are taking thyroid or glaucoma medication as the herb interferes with those drugs.

Blends well with Ginger Root