Herb of the Day: Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis is a delicious and powerful herb.  It's best known with stress relief and digestive balance but herbalists love it for many other reasons!

The English herbal physician John Evelyn spoke of Lemon Balm over 400 years ago saying, “Balm is sovereign for the brain, strengthening the memory and powerfully chasing away melancholy.” To the Greeks, it was a sacred herb dedicated to the goddess Diana. Known by the Latin name Melissa officinalis this herb has been shown to have antiviral properties and a host of beneficial uses.

Lemon Balm is used for:

  • Stress relief
  • Canker sores
  • Teething
  • Muscle relaxer
  • Fevers
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep aid
  • Colic
  • Natural antihistamine
  • Balm for cuts
  • Stomach troubles
  • And more.

Other Uses

Studies have shown lemon balm supplementation can reduce the DNA damage in subjects exposed to long-term low-dose radiation – like radiologists.

It’s also a common staple around the kitchen, used for sauces, jams, marinades, and in flavored waters.

morning soothe

Lemon Balm and TriLight

We use lemon balm in Morning Soothe

Morning Soothe is the perfect blend for expectant mothers dealing with morning sickness. It contains herbs commonly known to settle the stomach during pregnancy.

Clarissa says,

“I couldn’t have made it through the first nine months without this product! highly recommend!”

 

 

What are your favorite uses for lemon balm?

Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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