Lemon Balm: Green Goodness Herb!

When it comes to herbs, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is one of the most versatile and beneficial plants you can grow. Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, and its leaves have a strong lemony scent.

The herb has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and is still popular today for its various uses. Let's take a closer look at some of the benefits of lemon balm and how you can use this green goodness herb in your own life.

1. It can help relieve stress
Lemon balm may be the perfect natural remedy for those who are feeling stressed or anxious. It has been said that this herb can help you relax, boost your mood and soothe symptoms of stress!

2. It can help reduce anxiety
Lemon balm is a natural herb that some people use to help reduce symptoms of anxiety, such as nervousness and excitability. It’s also tea time!

3. It can help ease insomnia and other sleep disorders

Combining lemon balm with valerian may help you get a better night's sleep. This combination is excellent for people who have trouble sleeping or are experiencing insomnia, because it can help alleviate restlessness and promote relaxation.

4. It may help treat cold sores

Lemon balm, a herb commonly used in home remedies for cold sores and other diseases, has been shown to exhibit antiviral action against Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Studies show that when applied topically the extract speeds up healing processes while reducing severity of symptoms.

5. It may help relieve indigestion
While evidence is still emerging, lemon balm seems to be a natural remedy for many digestive problems. The active ingredient in this plant could help with irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia (upset stomach), as well as acid reflux heartburn! It contains rosmarinic acid which has been shown recently too relieve muscle spasms or gas pains when consumed orally.

6. It can help treat nausea
Given the potential positive effects on the digestive system, lemon balm may also help relieve nausea.

7. It may help ease headache pain
Lemon balm is a natural remedy for headaches, especially those that happen as the result of stress. The soothing properties can help you relax and release tension in your muscles so they don't feel tight or painful anymore!

Wow! And these are just a few of the amazing benefits of this wonderful herb! Yet another gift from nature that we are grateful for each day. 

How do we use it?

We infuse organic lemon balm with other specific herbs, forming the base of our best selling Cold Sore Balm that has proven quite effective from the feedback that we have received from our customers – which is all we could ever hope for!

We also utilize it in some of our herbal teas including our Be Tranquil Sleep Well Blend and our De-Stress Blend. So green...so good!