Lemon balm is a perennial plant – herb height of about 60 cm belongs to the mint family, intoxicating scent that reminds you on a lemon.
The above-ground part of the plant is used for treatment.
Lemon balm is harvesting before or at the time of flowering.
It`s need to be dry in a warm and drafty place.
In addition to the essential oils, herb lemon balm contains phenolic acids, flavonoids and other ingredients.
Lemon balm for its medicinal properties was known since ancient times as an excellent natural medicine that strengthens and revives the heart, treats insomnia, against nocturnal fears and depression.
Balm cleanses the blood, removes moodiness and sadness and positive effect on internal organs.
So who wants to cheer the heart and spleen will drink lemon balm tea.
Lemon balm stimulates hormonal activity, therefore, is recommended in case of problems with the thyroid gland.
Scientific research suggests that an extract of lemon balm has an impact on immunoglobulin in patients suffering from Graves’ disease and acts antithyroid at the thyroid diseases.
In combination with other herbs lemon balm is used to treat asthma, headaches, stomach cramps and uterus, stomach illnesses, respiratory, chronic bronchitis, migraines, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness.
Lemon balm for better sleep
However, lemon balm is the best known as a natural remedy for mental problems and depression, anxiety (fear), anxiety and other disorders caused by stress.
It`s especially good natural cure for anxiety and fear of diseases (hypochondria).
For the treatment of psychiatric disorders, lemon balm can be combined with other medicinal plants that have similar effects such as valerian, chamomile and lavender.
The best effect in treatment can be achieved by using fresh plant and its effects will be felt primarily in the digestive organs.
We should not forget that the lemon balm is an excellent natural remedy for stomach bloating, and can be used to regulate menstrual cycle at women.
Essential oil balm is very rare and expensive, so it is difficult to find with a good quality, otherwise has a beneficial effect in heart palpitations, insomnia, fear and gastric problems.
Lemon balm tea
Lemon balm tea can be prepared very simply by a small spoon of this plant poured with 2 dl of boiling water, then cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Thereafter filtrated and drinking two to three times per day.
Drinking Lemon balm tea can reduce chances and symptoms of Alzheimer`s disease according to people of University of Maryland Medical Centre.