Lemon Balm information
Lemon balm is used by herbal
practitioners as a digestive relaxant, to lift mood and as a treatment for cold
sores. It is perhaps most commonly used in the treatment of anxiety and cold
Lemon balm has traditionally been used as a natural remedy in the treatment of:
Anxiety and tension
Colds & flu’s especially in children
Hypothyroidism – research
has shown that lemon balm can inhibit the binding of thyroid stimulating
hormone and iodine synthesis, the conversion of T4 to active T3 and the binding
of auto-antibodies found in Grave’s disease.
Avoid if suffering from high blood pressure
Volatile oils including
citronellal, geraniol, linalool, tannins, flavonoids.
What herbal practitioners say about Lemon balm
Lemon balm is an excellent
remedy that relieves wind and spasm in the digestive tract, treating
flatulence, cramps and indigestion.
Lemon balm has antiviral properties and is effective in the treatment of
colds and flu’s in children where there is fever. It has a delicious lemon taste and smell and
so is well liked by children. Lemon balm
calms and relaxes the nervous system so is useful in the treatment of anxiety,
irritability, restlessness and insomnia.
It can also be used in cases of mild depression and low mood. Lemon balm essential oil can be used
topically in the treatment of cold sores, and the tincture can be taken
internally to fight the virus from within.
Adult dose 1 – 2mls 3 x a
day of a 1:2 tincture
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