Lemon Balm - Melissa Μελισσόχορτο
The Lemon balm is a native of the Mediterranean region, France and central and eastern regions of the USA. The herb has been used for more than 2,000 years as a revitaliser, which also earned it the nickname of “the elixir of life”.
It is especially known for its uterine tonic, stomachic, sedative, nervine, hypotensive, febrifuge, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, cordial, aromatic, antiviral, antispasmodic, antidepressant, and anodyne properties.
Besides being an excellent revitaliser, the tea of Lemon balm is excellent for cold ad fever and most of viral infections. It will help with cold sores, helps preventing mumps, and shingles.
It is a well-recognised heart tonic, improves blood circulation, lowers high blood pressure and reduces heart palpitations. It is also beneficial for insect bites and light wounds.
Highly acclaimed as a sedative, the Lemon balm combined with valerian can be as good if not better than any sleeping aid prescription. It is very effective at calming nerves and its analgesic properties make it a good for treating menstrual cramps, heart spasms, nervous stomach, and colic pains. It is safe and hence, it can be safely administered to children and infants.
The herb is also effective in treatment of the Grave’s disease as has the ability to inhibit the hormones that stimulate the thyroid gland. Lemon balm is also helpful for treatment migraine, depression, anxiety, shock, nervous tension and vertigo.