Lemon Balm (lat. Melissa Officinalis) is a favorite herb that you can grow yourself in your garden or a pot at home and is easy to grow. It was priced by the International Herb Association’s 2007 The Herb of the Year. It is known for its effects
In a world full of everyday stress, the popularity of the Lemon balm is growing. It positively affects the nervous system and the individual’s psyche and serves to calm the whole organism.
Paracelsus, a famous toxicologist from German renaissance called lemon balm “elixir of life” and drank it every day to keep his body fit and “immortal”. It was said, that King Charles V drank Lemon Balm tea daily to support his health.
Lemon is known for its effects against
• Feeling heart pounding
• Asthma (for its inhibitory effects)
• lowering blood pressure
• improving digestion
Lemon Balm also serves as a natural mosquito repellent. Grow your lemon balm in a garden or where you need it or crush fresh leaves and rub them on your skin to be mosquito free.
James Duke, who was an American botanist, was studying effects of Lemon Balm. He also wrote a world known book called “The Green Pharmacy”.
“Weedy lemon balm, which any old brown thumb can grow, would be one of the herbs you should try before resorting to pharmaceuticals,” says James Duke “It’s cheap, easy, efficacious, pleasing and safe; and it makes a good tea. Lemon balm is about as safe and pleasant an herb as there is.” He stated that Lemon Balm can replace modern medication for Insomnia, Antidepressants or Herpes.