Small: 3x4 sized pouch (⅓ cup)
approximate serving size : 12 - 15 servings
Large: 5x7 pouch
approximate serving size : 80 - 84 servings
Aides with: insomnia, herpes, cognitive impairments, neurodegenerative diseases
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), is indigenous to the east Mediterranean region and West Africa, and is a member of the mint family. Now, it is most widely cultivated in central Europe. Research has found that lemon balm has a mild sedative effect, antibacterial and antiviral properties, and an ability to relieve cramps and gas. It has also been used for hysteria, melancholia, headaches, and high blood pressure.
- In one double blind study, 116 people with herpes received either a placebo or extracts of lemon balm at a concentration of 1 percent in a cream base. The group receiving the active cream experienced significantly greater improvement in symptoms on day two compared to the group receiving the placebo cream. By day 5 of the study, 50 percent more individuals on the lemon balm group were symptom-free than in the placebo group. People using lemon balm also experienced less scarring than those using the placebo.
-Research has also found that patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease have shown improved cognitive function after sixteen weeks of treatment.
-Lemon Balm teas have been used for generations to relieve anxiety and sleeplessness. Combined with valerian, the herb hastens sleep and relaxes muscle tension in persons with attention deficit disorder (ADD) without daytime drowsiness.
Prescription for Herbal Healing, Balch, 2nd edition
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