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Can lemon balm be used for medicine?

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Lemon balm, also known as Melissa, makes a delicious, aromatic tea and is a great remedy for children to ease colic and tummy ache. In adults, it has a mild relaxing effect. The herb also has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.

It is a gentle, relaxing remedy that can ease anxiety and reduce the impact of the stresses of daily life. Herbalists have used Lemon balm to ease nerve pain, anxiety-induced heart palpitations, insomnia, and migraine associated with tension. It has mild antidepressant properties, and is especially helpful when indigestion is associated with anxiety or depression. The herb has been described by some herbalists as a restorative for the nervous system.

This herb also offers a reliable remedy for a range of digestive discomforts, relieving gas, bloating, and spasms in the digestive tract.

Oil of lemon balm has proven effective in fighting some viruses, most specifically cold sores or fever blisters, effecting the face and mouth, caused by the herpes simplex virus. The herb may be used as a tea in feverish conditions, such as influenza.

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