Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is also known as cure-all, amongst other names, which is understandable considering its many medicinal benefits.
▪︎ It has a calming effect and can help to reduce anxiety
▪︎ It has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties
▪︎ It can be beneficial for gastro-intestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia
▪︎ It has very good antioxidant activity in the body
▪︎ It can be beneficial for the cardiovascular system and the liver
▪︎ It has healing, antimicrobial properties making it good for helping to heal wounds when applied topically, and it can reduce the severity of cold sores, and also help inhibit the spread of them, due to its antiviral properties
▪︎ It can help improve cognitive function making it good for conditions such as Alzheimer's
▪︎ Lemon balm can also help uplift mood; even its lovely, fresh, lemony aroma has the ability to lift the spirits
To make a lemon balm herb tea just infuse approximately 2 tspns of fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water. Or just pinch a tip out of this wonderful gift from nature, eat it, or simply enjoy its delectable aroma.