Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a medicinal plant that has a long tradition of use among people. The ancient Arab doctors called it the herb for the heart, happiness and strange ideas, and was considered appropriate for strengthening all vital and so effective in memory loss or stress skills.
Through them, the Benedictines have accepted the culture of lemon balm, and its product is known as a cure worldwide. Many historical figures shows that:. Pliny recommended for eyes, St. Hildegard of happiness, Paracelsus called it the elixir of life, and no data that says it was a favorite plant Shakespeare
Except being healing, lemon balm also has a pleasant fragrance, is ornamental, aromatic, spicy and industrial, and for its healing properties, the most important oils are essential citronella and citral and tannins, which relaxes the muscles, strengthen the heart and they have antibiotic properties.
The essential oil is a sedative and a remedy for flatulence and can be used for rheumatism and neuralgia, help with mosquito bites and is effective against the neurosis of the stomach and intestinal system diseases negative psycho heart and migraines. In addition, the essential oil of lemon balm is highly prized in the perfume industry.
Its powerful effect on herpes viruses has also been demonstrated.
Regular consumption of lemon balm tea helps in cases of anxiety, fever, loss of appetite and headaches caused by stress. Bath lemon balm is recommended for people who suffer from insomnia, night terrors, depression and moodiness. Tinctures of this plant are great for herpes in the mouth and problems with athlete’s foot.
is an extremely safe non-toxic plant, and there are no warnings and restrictions on use. Side effects are rare and mild, mostly it comes to sleep disorders and fatigue, and in people who are hypersensitive may have skin sensitization.
Synthetic alternatives can sometimes cause allergies and skin irritations.
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