lemon balm


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lemon balm

a perennial herb found in the Mediterranean, Asia, Europe, and North America.
uses It is used for abdominal gas and cramping, and for cold sores, and there is evidence of efficacy.
contraindications Its use is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity to this herb. It should not be used in people with hypothyroidism.
Fringe medicine A floral essence said to be an antidepressant
Herbal medicine

(1) A perennial herb, the oil of which contains citral, citronellal, eugenol acetate, flavonoids, geraniol, polyphenols, tannin, and triterpenoids. Lemon balm is antihistaminic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, sedative, and tonic; it has been used for allergies, colds, depression, eczema, flu, headaches, insomnia, menstrual disorders, vomiting

(2) An extract of lemon—Citrus limon—that has been used topically for herpes simplex-induced cold sores

lemon balm

A mild herbal sedative ( Melissa officinalis), usually taken as tea.

lemon balm,

n Latin name:
Melissa officinalis L.; parts used: leaves, whole plant; uses: herpes (genital and cold sores), anxiolytic, insomnia, migraines, high blood pressure, bronchial disorders, Graves' disease, ADD; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, infants and children, hyperthyroidism. Also called
balm, balm mint, cure-all, dropsy plant, honey plant, Melissa, sweet balm, or
sweet Mary.
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Lemon balm also protects DNA, as shown by a reduction in the amount of the plasma marker 8-OH-dG, a product of oxidized DNA damage.
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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.
41] on lemon balm showed beneficial application from micronutrients.
Similar to oregano, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.
Hundreds of years ago, lemon balm was widely used in wine, in water and in candles to relax your mind.
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On dehydrator tray, arrange lemon balm and dehydrate
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