Benefits of Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) 🌿

Harvesting some lemon balm today, lovely used fresh as an infusion. I’m letting mine cool for a refreshing drink 🥤

Lemon Balm benefits:
🌿 Reduces tension, anxiety & agitation
🌿 Antiviral against herpes simplex
🌿 Volatile oils are antibacterial, antifungal & antihistamine
🌿 Helpful in irregular & painful periods, PMS & menopausal depression
🌿 Thyroid inhibitory effect (avoid with thyroid drugs)
🌿 May be useful in prevention & treatment of Alzeheimer’s due to it’s ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase & it’s antioxidant properties
🌿 Can be used as an insect repellent

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