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.

lemon balm

symbol of compassion. [Herb Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 164]
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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.
Basolateral co-application of angelica, peppermint and lemon balm [APL] had strong pro-secretory action in human intestinal preparations.
Essential oil from lemon balm leaves (Melissa officinalis) of the Lamiaceae family has been shown to have general antioxidative properties and has demonstrated beneficial effects on plasma glucose, triglycerides and dyslipidaemia in animal studies.
Caryophyllene [beta] and citronellal of Lemon balm were affected by the treatments (Table 2).
Crops belonging to the family of Labiatae, like oregano, lemon balm, thyme and sage, are characterized by high contents of phenolic acids, mainly rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid and protocatechuic acid.
If space is limited then grow on your window sill - basil, chervil, coriander, lemon balm, the parsley family and rocket are ideal.
Lemon balm is a slightly relaxant herb, but it has more of a mood booster effect than a tranquilising result.
Chamomile, feverfew, lemon balm and mint cascade down the sides of the garden walls, while garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, lavender, lettuce, peas, onions, sage and rosemary cover the top.
Add crushed ice, swizzle until the outside of the cup frosts, top with more crushed ice, garnish with one kumquat on a toothpick and three sprigs of lemon balm leaves.
The campaign includes extracts of blackcurrant, schisandra, fenugreek, wild green oat, lemon balm and red vine leaf.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) In the same family as mint but not as invasive, this bushy plant tastes like mint plus citrus.
Now users can also choose helichrysum with lemon balm and chamomile essential oils, both of which are organic.