Lemon Balm, known scientifically as Melissa officinalis, is not just another herb in the garden; it's a reservoir of health benefits that have been recognised and utilised for centuries.
Native to parts of Europe, Central Asia, and Iran, this delicate citrus-scented herb from the mint family has been an integral part of traditional medicine for many years, offering a range of therapeutic benefits.
Why Lemon Balm Herbal Tea?
Mood and Cognitive Enhancement: Lemon Balm has been shown to have a positive impact on mood and cognitive performance. Studies have demonstrated that treatment with lemon balm led to improvements in tasks involving memory, concentration, and even mathematics! Furthermore, consistent use of lemon balm has been found to relieve stress-related effects.
Insomnia and Sleep Quality: For those battling sleep disturbances, lemon balm might be a helpful solution. Research has shown that it can improve the quality of sleep, especially in postmenopausal individuals. Another study found that lemon balm supplementation decreased symptoms like depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders in people with stable angina.
Digestive Health: Lemon balm has been associated with improved gastrointestinal health. Studies have shown that it may decrease the intestinal transit time, suggesting potential benefits for digestion.
Menstrual Pain Relief: For many, menstrual cramps can be debilitating. Lemon balm has shown promise in reducing the intensity of these cramps, possibly due to its antispasmodic effects.
Antioxidant Potential: The herb is a powerful antioxidant, capable of decreasing reactive oxygen species, which are implicated in various diseases.
Antiviral Properties: Topical ointments containing lemon balm have been found effective in healing cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus.
How can you include Lemon Balm in your routine?
- Add fresh Lemon Balm into Asian recipes such as stir-fry and curries.
- Try out this recipe for Basil and Lemon Balm Pesto
- Sip on a Lemon Balm Herbal Tea each day
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