lemon balm


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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.
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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.
Basolateral co-application of angelica, peppermint and lemon balm [APL] had strong pro-secretory action in human intestinal preparations.
"Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) and Sleep and Anxiety," Med J Nutrition Metab.
Lemon balm shoots were clean with distillated water, and then were dried 3 days at 40[degrees]C in oven.
4: Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.), A: Juvenile plants on a field, B: Leaves at the end of stem elongation (Photos: Bernd Honermeier)
If space is limited then grow on your window sill - basil, chervil, coriander, lemon balm, the parsley family and rocket are ideal.
The active ingredient is lemon balm, supported by passion flower.
Basil, mint or lemon balm, or houseplants, such as begonias, geraniums or violets, all can be easily rooted in water.
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.