Origin: Leaves from the lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) plant
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Overview: Lemon Balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves have a mild lemon aroma and are typically used to make medicine. Lemon Balm is used for digestive problems and mental disorders but is mostly known for its calming properties which help with anxiety, sleep problems, and restlessness. Lemon Balm is also used to help treat skin and cold sores and sometimes appears in foods and beverages as flavoring.
- Protecting against liver and heart problems
- Fighting bacterial infections
- Reduces inflammation
- Alleviating digestive issues
- Strengthening the immune system
- Enhancing cognitive function
- Combatting the herpes virus
Common Dosage: The recommended dose of Lemon Balm is 80 mg twice daily in healthy adults.