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Health benefits of lemon balm

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lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) leaves

Are you familiar with lemon balm plant (Melissa officinalis)?

Also known as bee balm or sweet balm, it is one of the members of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family, but has a different sweet, soothing lemony aroma.

Very good for the head and nerves, this fragrant nervine has been revered in works by Shakespeare and Homer, as well as the Bible and the ancient writings.

Main medicinal uses:

calms nerves and fights depression and anxiety

reduces fever

improves sleep

promotes memory and brain health

helps with weight loss

volatile oils (citral, citronellal, citronellol, geraniol), labiate tannin, phenolic acids, triterpenes, monoterpene, glycosides, flavonoids polyphenols (chlorogenic, rosmarinic and caffeic acids), lavonoids (luteolin, quercitin, apigenin, kaempferol)

Therapeutic actions:
carminative, febrifuge, nervine, sedative, diaphoretic, antidepressant, anti-microbial, antispasmodic, anti-histamine, hepatic, cardiotonic

Organs or systems affected:
central nervous system, gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, skin

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