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.