Herbal Information for Organic Lemon Balm Leaf in Cut and Sifted Form
Common Name: Lemon Balm Leaf
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Other Names: Melissa, sweet balm, balm mint, bee balm, blue balm
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 1 pound
Form: Cut / Sliced, not uniform pieces.
Certified Organic: Yes
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Supportive Benefits of Lemon Balm Leaf
- Aids in soothing mental stress.
- Supports in alleviating anxiety.
- Promotes and boosts cognitive function.
- Aids in easing insomnia and supports healthy sleep.
- May act as a natural cold sore relief.
- Supports digestive health
- Aids in soothing nausea.
Health Benefits of Lemon Balm Leaf
Lemon balm Leaf (Melissa officinalis) is a lemon-scented herb that comes from the same family as mint. This herb naturally contains various active compounds such as rosmarinic acid, flavonoids, and triterpenes.
Lemon Balm Leaf is used in traditional medicine as both a sleep aid and digestive tonic. Lemon Balm can be consumed as a tea, taken as a supplement or extract, or rubbed on the skin in balms and lotion. Lemon Balm essential oil is also popular in aromatherapy, where it's used to relieve stress and keep you calm.
Lemon balm contains a compound known as rosmarinic acid that appears to have powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Antioxidants - help prevent cell damage
Antimicrobials - kill infection causing organisms like bacteria and viruses.
Lemon Balm is what's known as a carminative herb, meaning it can relieve stagnant digestion, ease abdominal cramping, and promote the overall digestive process. The volatile oils in Lemon Balm contain chemicals known as “terpenes” that relax muscles and relieve symptoms such as excess gas.
Lemon Balm constituents: are caffeic acid, eugenol, chlorogenic acid and P-coumaric acid, which enhance the content of digestive juices thus improving the digestion of food.
Natural uses for Lemon Balm:
- Include into foods or mixed into salads.
- Add to hot water with a splash of honey to make a all natural soothing tea.
- Use in skin balm as a cleanser.
- Create a natural mosquito repellent.
- Use as a hair rinse or scalp clarifier.
Check out our How to Use Bulk Herbs page to see how to use herbs correctly. Our web page is constantly expanding, as of today we have articles on:
How to make salves, poultice, tinctures, teas, capsules, gargles, and foot bathes.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 209395-31UPC:Global Trade Item Number: 767963024473Manufacturer Part Number 209395-31Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business dayWidth: 10.00 (in)Height: 12.00 (in)Depth: 3.00 (in)