Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family. The leaves of the herb have a mild lemon aroma and flavor, but despite its mildness it has powerful healing action. It can be used by itself, or blended with other herbs and vitamins for calming and soothing effect.
Lemon Balm can be taken to help with digestive issues. These could range from a mild upset stomach to an illness that has increased harmful bacteria in the digestive tract. It can be taken to soothe the symptoms of gas and bloating. Some have seen a difference in the pain associated with menstrual cramps. The herb can be used to help with vomiting and colic.
There are various sort of pains that Lemon Balm can be ease, such as headaches and toothaches. Some use it for mental disorders, such as anxiety and hysteria. Use Lemon Balm before going to bed to relax the body and to help get a good night’s sleep. This is a natural way to prevent restlessness instead of relying on medications to help regulate the sleep patterns.
Those with dementia and memory loss can use this herb with other supplements to help increase memory. When used for Alzheimer’s, it is commonly used in aromatherapy instead of taken orally. Diluted essential oils can be used on the skin or in a room diffuser to ease some of the symptoms of dementia. It can also be used in lubricating the joints of those who have arthritis. Lemon Balm can be used for skin rashes and cold sores that are a result of the herpes virus.
Lemon Balm has so many uses it is hard to list them all! In addition to the above, Lemon Balm can be used to help relieve stress. It increases awareness in some people who have trouble concentrating while at work or school. Some children can take Lemon Balm for attention deficit disorders.