Lemon balm, also known as lemon balm or melissa, is widely used in the treatment of digestive problems.
Scientific name Melissa officinalis, lemon balm, is soothing, diuretic and expectorant and can be used as a tea to calm, combat fluid retention and also to combat phlegm, when associated with lemon.
The lemon balm stands out for its soothing and sedative action, helping to reduce insomnia, anxiety and reduce stress.
Some research shows that the strong antioxidant action of lemon balm helps to lower levels of bad cholesterol, LDL. Thus, the herb could prevent cardiovascular disease.
Lemon balm helps to lower blood pressure because it provides a small vasodilation of peripheral blood vessels.
Lemon balm has a strong antioxidant action helping to prevent cell aging and cancer prevention.
Lemon balm has an effect against gastric problems as it fights stress by helping the indigestion difficulty associated with nervous tension
Taking large amounts of lemon balm can cause a decrease in heart rate, drowsiness and a drop in blood pressure.
Lemon balm is not suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 12 years old.
It is not indicated for people with hypotension and hypothyroidism. These people should avoid their consumption.
Those who use sedative drugs, such as tranquilizers, should also avoid taking lemon balm tea. ... View more »