Lemon Balm Information

Melissa Officinalis, Lemon Balm

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Most Common Name: Lemon Balm, Balm
Botanical Name: Melissa Officinalis
Also Known As (other names): Bee Balm, Melissa, Sweet Balm, Cure-all, Balm

 The use of Lemon Balm dates back to ancient Greece where it was used on wounds and as a cure-all. In the 10th century it was used in Arabia for anxiety and was adopted all over Europe as a tranquilizer and sedative. North American colonists also used Lemon Balm for fevers.

For thousands of years beekeepers have planted this two foot tall herb to stimulate honey production. Lemon Balm flowers rate amongst the honey bee's most favourite and the nectar adds a distinct and pleasant lemon flavour to the honey.

It is used for, or in treatment of:

 WoundsLocal anaestheticHerpes
Digestive aidMenstrual pain 


Contraindications, do not use if:

We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
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Administered as/Available in:

Dried Herb  


What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture


Constituents (i.e. what has been reported to be in this herb):

 PolyphenolsRosmarinic acidVolatile oilFlavonoids
EugenolTriterpenic acids  


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