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Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis


System: Nervous, Children.


Qualities/Actions: Lemon Balm, also known as Melissa officinalis, is a versatile herb with a lovely lemony scent. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to help with a variety of ailments, including anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues. This dried herb can be used to make teas, tinctures, or infused oils, allowing you to harness its soothing and calming properties. Lemon Balm is also known for its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, making it a great addition to your herbal arsenal for overall health and well-being. Whether you're looking to relax after a long day or support your digestive health, Lemon Balm can be a valuable addition to your herbal medicine cabinet.


An excellent herb for babies and children's nervous conditions. It can be made into an infusion and added to bath water (pairs great with lavender and rose petals).  It's also great as a tea for upset tummies, especially with a flu with fever and nausea.


Antidepressant: Increase neurotransmitters. These are chemicals in the brain like serotonin and noradrenaline. They can improve mood and emotion.

Antioxidant: A substance that protects cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Antispasmodic: Used to suppress smooth muscle contraction, especially in tubular organ. The effect is to prevent spasms and cramps of the stomach, intestine and bladder.

Antiviral: Effective against viruses.

Carminative: Expels gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension.

Diaphoretic: Increase sweating.

Nervine: Acts therapeutically upon the nerves, particularly in the sense of a sedative that serves to calm ruffled nerves.


Common Use: Infusion, Tincture.


Safety: Lemon Balm is generally regarded as safe.


Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container.





Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.

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