lemon balm


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name for several herbs, especially Melissa officinalis and Monarda didyma, both typical perennials of the family Labiatae (mint family) named for their fragrance, attractive to bees and hummingbirds. Melissa [Gr.
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lemon balm

lemon balm

Leaves opposite, whitish flowers, strong lemon scent. Use fresh or dry. Tea used for colds, improving mental performance, fever, insomnia, nervous conditions, digestive spasms, painful menses, hyperthyroid, Grave’s disease. Extracts used a lot for herpes, cold sores, mumps. Has over 8 anti-viral compounds and lots of anti-inflammatories and antispasmotics, calms nerves, colic. Contains eugenol, which kills bad bacteria. Flavors ice cream, tea. Mosquito repellent. Avoid if on thyroid medication like thyroxine.
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lemon balm

symbol of compassion. [Herb Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 164]
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The claims for this were investigated by the Department of Chemistry at Sheffield University, which subjected a group of their undergraduates to an experiment using Lemon Balm tea at exam times over the duration of their course.
* Lemon balm defends lipid cell membranes in living organisms, as shown by a sharp reduction in the lipid peroxidation that is a measure of direct cell damage following radiation exposure.
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The lemon balm extract used in this study has demonstrated a potential role in the treatment and/or prevention of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and dyslipidaemia, but further studies in humans are required to better understand dosing, safety and potential roles in using adjunctively with existing diabetic treatments.
Lemon balm has been used to improve cognitive performance and increase a feeling of calmness as well.
Seeds of Lemon balm were obtained from Iranian Seeds and Plant Improvement Institute.
The most important medicinal and spice crops cultivated in Germany are essential oil producing plants like chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.), peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.), common oregano (Origanum vulgare L.), and garden parsley (Petroselinum crispum L.) characterized by different active compounds and therapeutic uses (Table 1).
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WHAT'S IN IT: Seven ingredients commonly found in sleep and anti-anxiety supplements: melatonin, valerian, theanine, hops extract, lemon balm, chamomile, and passion flower.
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