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Herbs
   
     

Lemon Balm
Melissa Officinalis

Lemon balm is an easily grown garden plant. The stalks, leaves, and flowers are used. Lemon balm is normally picked when it comes to flower.

Actions
Anti-spasmodic
Anti-depressant
Carminative
Relaxant
Antiviral (when used locally)

Indications
Nervous indigestion
Depression, Low spirits (another herb commonly used to treat this symptom is St. John’s Wort)
Insomnia
Nightmares
General excitability
Cooling (when drunk cold)

Contraindications
None

Method & Dose
The fresh plant is used as a tea.

   
     

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