Even the ancient doctors and Hildegard von Bingen were big fans of this medicinal plant: lemon balm has been used for centuries to treat stomach aches and flatulence. Learn more about the benefits of this underestimated medicinal plant and how you can best use it.
LEMON BALM: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MIRACLE HERB
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is probably one of the oldest and most underrated superfoods. It belongs to the mint family and is often called lemon balm because of its characteristic scent. The essential oils citral, geraniol and nerol contained in the leaves and flowers of the plant are responsible for the scent, as well as some therapeutically effective tannins such as rosmarinic acid and flavonoids. The small green leaves spread a minty/lemon fragrance, especially in summer, which becomes even more intense if you rub the leaves between your fingers. In the kitchen, lemon balm is often used as a tea or to flavour various meat dishes, but it can also be used to refine desserts.
Although it can be found in almost every good herb garden, many people are still unaware of lemon balm's special powers.
NATURAL REMEDY FOR STRESS AND BLOATING
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Its use as a therapeutic agent dates back to the 14th century, when nuns of the Carmelite monastery used lemon balm to make an alcoholic tonic, popularly known as Carmelite water.
Today, lemon balm is used in traditional medicine both as a sleep aid and as a digestive tonic.
This effect can be attributed to the rosmarinic acid it contains and its antioxidant as well as antimicrobial properties. Lemon balm not only has a calming and anti-anxiety effect, but by relaxing the muscles in the intestines, it can also relieve digestive problems and menstrual cramps.
HOW TO USE LEMON BALM
As mentioned above, lemon balm as a dried herb is mainly used as a tea or seasoning and in dietary supplements or medicines for bloating and discomfort.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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