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Benefits of Lemon Balm Tea

Updated on October 10, 2012

Lemon balm is a herb belonging to the mint family. It is also known as Melissa officinalis. Lemon balm provides a variety of health benefits.

Headache

Just a sniff of the leaves can help to get rid of headache. It can also help to reduce nausea.

Antiviral

Lemon balm has very good antiviral properties. Topical extract containing 1% dried lemon balm, can help to get rid of herpes virus. The herb has high selenium content. This helps to regulate the thyroid function.

Antioxidant

The herb is an excellent anti-oxidant. It has anti-aging properties. It helps to fight the free radicals that can cause disease and aging.

Lemon Balm
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Pain Relief

Lemon balm can help to relieve headache. It also has antihistamine properties and can help to treat eczema. Applying lemon balm paste on insect bites can help to relieve irritation and pain.

Aromatherapy

Lemon balm is used in aromatherapy to treat bronchitis, asthma, cough and colds. Lemon balm oil can help to lower blood pressure. It is also useful to treat vertigo.

Lemon Balm Tea

Add a few lemon balm leaves to water and boil it. Let it cool for a while and remove the leaves to get lemon balm tea. Lemon and honey can be added to the tea for flavoring. It has been used for hundreds of years to treat sleep disorders, wounds, indigestion and anxiety. You can drink the tea 3-4 times a day. Lemon balm tea can help to improve memory. It can also enhance your mood.

Calming Nerves

If you are suffering from anxiety and stress lemon balm tea can help to calm the nerves. It is very useful in the treatment Alzheimer’s disease. According to University of Maryland Medical Center lemon balm can be combined with other herbs like chamomile, hops and valerian to help reduce anxiety and promote sleep.

Digestion

The tea helps to get over digestive system disorders. It is also helpful getting over gastrointestinal, liver and gall bladder problems.

It can be used as a common household remedy for colds, sough, flu, fever, influenza and vertigo.

Blood Pressure

It helps to bring down blood pressure and has a positive effect on heart and the circulatory system.

These are some of the benefits of lemon balm

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      solomon 

      5 years ago

      hi...can u please tell me where can i get lemon balm tea in india...chenaai?

      thanks

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