Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

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Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a member of the mint family, is considered a calming herb.

Even before the Middle Ages, lemon balm was steeped in wine to lift the spirits, help heal wounds, and treat venomous insect bites and stings. Today, lemon balm is often combined with other calming, soothing herbs, such as valerian, chamomile, and hops, to promote relaxation. Health studies have shown that lemon balm can increase individuals' sense of well-being, happiness, and alertness. 

Lemon balm has antimicrobial activity (antiparasitic, antibacterial, antiviral, etc), antispasmodic, antioxidant and insomnia properties.

Lemon balm may help you fall asleep. A 2006 study showed that lemon balm combined with valerian significantly reduced symptoms of anxiety and sleep problems by more than 70%. 

Several clinical studies have shown the positive effects of lemon balm extract on patients suffering from anxiety. In one study, lemon balm extract was administered to individuals with mild-to-moderate anxiety for 15 days. This resulted in full remission of anxiety in 70% of the patients, and lemon balm also demonstrated benefits for sleep, with 85% of the patients experiencing a significant improvement in insomnia.

How to use

Tea: 1.5 to 4.5 grams (1/4 to 1 tsp.) of dried lemon balm herb in hot water. Steep and drink up to 4 times daily.

Origin: Egypt. 100% organic.

Weight: 50g