Naturally stimulate the nervous system and reduce abdominal pain with the herbal remedy lemon balm.
English Name: Lemon balm
Latin Name: Melissa officinalis
What is Lemon balm?
Lemon balm is an herb that is native to Europe and belongs to the mint family. The lemon balm plant can grow to be two or three feet high with leaves that are a half inch in diameter. These greenish-yellow leaves give off a gentle lemon scent. Its small white flowers produce a nectar that attracts bees for pollination. This is probably why the Greeks gave it the genus name Melissa, as that is the Greek word for honeybee. Greeks, Romans and early Europeans included lemon balm in medicinal practices for centuries, employing it to treat everything from sword wounds and indigestion to baldness1.
How Does Lemon Balm Work
Lemon balm contains several components that make it an effective natural remedy. The chief active component is rosmarinic acid, a powerful antioxidant that also has antimicrobial properties1. The herb also contains high levels of caffeic acid, ferulic acid and flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The tannins in lemon balm are a natural astringent with antiviral qualities2.
Benefits of Lemon balm
Both the sweet smell of lemon balm and its chemical composition make it ideal for both stimulating and calming the nervous system. The rosmarinic acid in the herb has been shown to increase the production of GABA neurotransmitters, which help regulate mood and modulate anxiety. These brain receptors also help stimulate the production of serotonin, thereby increasing feelings of well-being and promoting healthy sleep patterns. These positive effects on the brain are also thought to boost cognitive function and support a healthy endocrine system1. The soothing fragrance of the herb makes it an ideal aromatherapy choice for creating a sense of calm, and the high tannin content can promote healthier skin by fighting acne, tightening pores, soothing sunburn and stimulating circulation.
Products Featuring Lemon Balm
PureCalm™ for Naturally Soothed Nerves
ThyroSoothe™ for Normal Thyroid Production
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- Wong, Cathy. "Can Lemon Balm Help Reduce Stress and Boost Your Health?" Verywell Health. March 2019. Accessed April 22, 2019. https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-health-benefits-of-lemon-balm-89388.
- "Lemon Balm – Uses in Natural Herbal Skincare." Herb & Hedgerow. March 28, 2015. Accessed April 22, 2019. http://www.herbhedgerow.co.uk/lemon-balm-uses-in-natural-herbal-skincare/.