Lemon balm is a herbal home remedy that has many cooling benefits. Its cooling benefits make it an excellent for use as an antidepressant, relaxant, sedative, stimulant for digestion, antispasmodic, and antibacterial. It is also widely used for relieving sweating and relaxing peripheral blood vessels.
The leaves of the lemon balm are commonly used as a herbal home remedy for the relief of tension and depression. It is also a carminative, having antispasmodic benefits which are used against stomach cramps in combination with flatulence. It is an aid for digestive problems triggered by stress and anxiety.
As a herbal home remedy, the lemon balm can be used to cool you down from high fevers. When applied to your skin, it has a calming effect and can be effectively used to help soothe and relieve all kinds of sores, swells and inflammations.
The official name of this herbal home remedy is known as Melissa officinalis. It is a name that is derived due to the link between the bees and lemon balm. In greek, melissa is known as the honey bee. In fact, many herbalists have found that lemon balm has many of the same properties as royal jelly and honey. This makes lemon balm the perfect herbal remedy for rejuvenation. Since the middle ages, this herb has been used as a youth elixir.
Lemon balm is described as a cold, dry, slightly bitter, and sour herbal home remedy by traditional herbalists. It contains many different substances, including polyphenols, tannins, flavonoids, volatile oils, and rosmarinic acid. Herbalists like using the essential oils made from its leaves. A few drops is all it takes to lift you out of depression. It is very potent indeed! Its leaves also make a refreshing and cooling tea for the summer time. Hence, any time when you feel the need to calm down and feel the heat getting into you, drink a cup of lemon balm tea. For great healing benefits, harvesting this herb should be done right before flowering.
To prepare it as a herbal home remedy, you have several options: make a compress, a hot tea infusion, tincture, ointment, or an infused oil. You can consume the lemon balm tea for the relief of indigestion, nausea, nervous exhaustion, and depression. A compress can help with painful swelling or gout. You can also use the lemon balm in a massage oil as well. Simply dilute its essential oil with almond or olive oil and then rub it onto your chest for pain relief.
By: Evelyn Lim
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