Lemon balm is a mild yet effective nervine that makes a delicious tea. It is soothing and relaxing, great for tension headaches, menstrual cramps, sleeplessness, anxiety and mild depression. It is also great for digestive issues due to stress and tension. Lemon balm can calm hyperthyroidism, particularly when combined with blue vervain. It is also a great antiviral. Lemon balm, alone or with St. John's wort, is one of your best herbal allies when fighting any form of herpes virus (including chicken pox and shingles). It can be applied both topically and internally for this purpose. It has also been shown to help with studying, focus and test results, especially when sipped before or during a test! As a safe herb that both calms and enhances focus, it is a great choice for kids with ADHD or autism.
THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.
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