Lemon balm also known scientifically as Melissa Officinalis, is a lemon scented herb that belongs to the mint family. Used since ancient times, for the plant’s supposed digestive, antimicrobial, metabolic, and mental health benefits which is why we've added this fantastic ingredient to our Magnesium Herbal therapy serum and our bath pods.
Lemon balm leaves have a particular aroma and are used to make remedies, in herbal tea or as a flavoring in cooking.
Here are some benefits of lemon balm:
It helps relieve stress and anxiety
Research has shown that lemon balm contains ingredients like rosmarinic acid and flavonoids that can help sooth our nerves and reduce anxiety.
It is very good for people who want to find peace from stress and anxiety, helping them feel more relaxed and at peace. You can either have it as a tea or use it as an essential oil.
It may help treat cold sores
Lemon Balm has antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Because of these, researchers have found that lemon balm has the ability to treat or prevent herpes simplex virus, this virus causes cold sores. The studies have found that lemon balm can lessen the length of cold sore infections, prevent repeated infections, and reduce redness and swelling.
It may help relieve indigestion
One of the most popular uses of lemon balms is to help with the digestive system, like indigestion, bloating and gas. The lemon balm properties help our digestion run smoothly. So if our stomach is giving us a hard time, drinking lemon balm tea or eating it in our meal can be an effective solution to soothe the digestive issues.
It can help treat insomnia
Rosmarinic acid, the compound of lemon balm, has been found to improve sleep in people who suffer from insomnia .
For example, one study found people who’d undergone heart surgery had improved sleep when taking lemon balm capsules as compared to a group given a placebo.
It can enhance cognitive function
Lemon balm has also been linked to improve cognitive functions. Its potential to boost memory and concentration makes it a promising natural remedy for individuals looking to enhance their mental clarity. Some studies suggest that lemon balm may help protect against age-related cognitive decline.
How to enjoy the benefits of lemon balm:
- Drinking it as a tea: Steep fresh or dried lemon balm leaves in hot water for a soothing and aromatic herbal tea.
- Taking it as a supplement: Lemon balm supplements, available in various forms like capsules and tinctures, can provide a concentrated dose of its beneficial compounds.
- Add it to your food : Lemon balm can be used as a flavorful herb in cooking and baking. It pairs well with chicken, fish, and desserts.
- Use it as a topical application: For skin issues like cold sores or insect bites, apply a lemon balm cream or ointment directly to the affected area.
As you'll see above, the lemon balm brews in our MCT oil with the other teas, roots, Epsom salts and dead sea salts. Over a few days it turns into a light yellow color due to the various herbs included. This serum has been a complete game changer for the ladies who have used it.
Feel free to take a peek above by tapping on the link or the image. You can also check out our bath pods if you enjoy getting your treatment through a hot bath.
Either way, this ingredient will work wonders for your body both inside and out.