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Lemon balm

Lemon balm is scientifically known as Melissa officinalis. It was originally grown in Europe but is now grown in most parts of the world. It has been used in the past to maintain good health and to treat ill health. It has other uses for example cooking and garnishing but is more famous for its medicinal value.

Health Benefits of Lemon Balm:

1) It is used to treat headaches:

The smell of this herb has a relaxing and sedating effect that helps in relieving headaches.

2) Antiviral and antibacterial:

It contains polyphenol tannings that are both antiviral and antibacterial. It can therefore be used to treat mumps, colds, flus and fever. The herb is used in making creams that can be used to heal genital sores and cold sores which are better than other drugs because there are no side effects.

3) Insect repellant:

It can be used to repel insects like mosquitoes from your skin. When the leaves are crushed and rubbed on the skin, the smell keeps away insects. This therefore ensures that diseases that are spread by these insects are prevented.

4) Calming agent:

It can be used to calm people who are anxious or under stress. Its essential oils controls the part of the brain that governs the nervous system and prevents excessive external stimuli.

5) Mental performance:

It can be used to improve the mental performance of a person in terms of memory and when taking tests. It helps in lengthening attention spans in people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

6) Fast healing of wounds and relieving pain:

It helps wounds to heal at a faster rate than expected. Its eugenol content make it a very good and fast pain reliever.

7) Digestive uses:

This herb is very similar to mint. This is because it has a soothing effect on the stomach which thereby brings a positive impact to the digestive system. It is a great help in case of indigestion, nausea and vomiting.

8) Lowering blood pressure:

It helps lower blood pressure due to its tonic effect on the heart and the circulatory system which leads to mild vasolidation of the peripheral vessels.

9) Overactive thyroid:

Extracts from the herb help normalize overactive thyroids especially in people who have hyperthyroidism and graves disease. They prevent secretion from the thyroid gland and the ability to release hormones in the body.

10) Isomnia:

It can be used to help out people with sleeping problems. Due to its relaxing effect people suffering from insomnia find it much easier to sleep after taking this herb.

11) Tumors:

The herb helps in preventing division of tumor cells.

12) Treating muscle cramps:

It helps in relaxing and smoothening body muscles especially uterus and intestine muscles. It is therefore recommended for premenstrual cramps.

Conclusion.

The lemon balm herb has a great medicinal value and most importantly has absolutely no negative effects on those who use it. Using it is therefore the best decision anyone can make and have no regrets or concerns. You can use it inform of creams and ointments, capsules, tablets, teas, extracts and tinctures.