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Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) is a herb already known in antiquity as a medicinal and honey plant. In its natural form, it grows in the south of Europe, in Asia and Africa. What is more, it is planted in many countries for food purposes. It is also planted by garden or allotment owners not only for its healing properties but also for its distinctive lemony smell.
Properties of Lemon Balm Tea (Melissa Officinalis) Health Embassy
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a plant used in medicine for a long time because of its diversified health-promoting properties. Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy not only tastes well but is also effective for treating many conditions. A cup of infusion of Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy is good for shattered nerves, sleeplessness and also supports the treatment of neurosis. Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy has also a tonifying effect on the nervous system and, therefore, it is recommended to people suffering from headaches and chronic fatigue syndrome. It has a relaxant effect that is helpful in case of menstrual pain and digestive complaints, such as bloats, wind, stomach neurosis, constipation. After eating heavy meals (e.g. dishes with beans), it is worth drinking a cup of Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy, as it supports digestion by stimulating the secretion of stomach juices. Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy is also used as a substance supporting the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Its symptoms are nervousness, excessive perspiration and weight loss.
Lemon Balm Tea (Melissa Officinalis) Health Embassy to strengthen the organism
Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy has a relaxing and antispasmodic effect. It also lowers the blood pressure. Therefore, it is used in the treatment of insomnia and nervous tension. It is a remedy for sleeplessness, migraines and hypertension. Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy is used also for palpitation caused by neurosis. High content of vitamin C has a strengthening effect on the body. It is perfect for a diet aiming at weight loss because it is a diuretic and carminative and, at the same time, it cleanses the body by removing toxins out of it. Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy has also an antiviral, antibacterial and astringent effect. Tannins and phenolic acids contained in water extracts of Lemon Balm Tea act on viruses, e.g. cold sore (Herpes simplex). The internal use (drinking infusions) and bathing lesions on the skin makes the pustules smaller and reduce the time of convalescence. However, the success of herpes therapy depends on the start of the treatment in the early stage of infection. Rinsing your mouth with an extract of Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy stops the development of bacteria existing in the mouth that cause inflammation of the gums. What is more, Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy stops the development of bacteria Helicobacter pyroli that are one of the causes of peptic ulcers in the stomach. Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy prevent atherosclerosis because drinking Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy lowers the cholesterol level and also stops lipid peroxidation in the liver which prevents hepatic steatosis and other conditions. Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy contains substances that have an antioxidant effect, that is, polyphenols, vitamin E and beta-carotene. Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy prevents the damage of cell membranes caused by free radicals, therefore, it delays the aging process of our bodies.
It has been shown in some scientific papers that Lemon Balm improves memory and ability to concentrate; that is why drinking the infusion of lemon balm has been recommended to students. Regular use of Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy by people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease improves cognitive abilities (remembering, recognizing) and reduces the symptoms of senile dementia. Lemon balm can be used externally for bathing wounds and rinsing hair since it reduces the symptoms of seborrhea (greasy hair, inflammation of the scalp).
Infusion of Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy
Put one table spoon of Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy into a glass of boiled water and steep under cover for 15 minutes. Such prepared infusion of Lemon Balm Tea has a soothing, anti-inflammatory and relaxant effect. Drink it 3-4 sips a couple of times per day.
Wine from Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy
Put 50 grams of Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy to a bottle of white wine (70cl). After 5 days of macerating, strain the drink.
The wine should be drunk in small amounts (a small, 25ml glass) a couple of times a day. It has soothing, antispasmodic and relaxing properties in case of neuroses, migraine and indigestion.
Compresses from Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy
Compresses made with infusion of Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy speed up the healing and reduce the pain when applied to wounds, ulcers and burns. They also lower the body’s reaction to mosquito bites. Compresses are made of sterile material (e.g. gauze) soaked in infusion made according to the recipe above. Compresses can be also applied to shingles.
Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy as a seasoning used in the kitchen
Lemon Balm Tea Health Embassy can be added to soups, salads, meat and fish. They not only liven up the dish but also sharpen the appetite and absorb some part of smells (mainly fish).
The information above cannot be a substitute for an appointment with the doctor and shouldn’t serve as self-medication. It is only for information and educational purposes. The popular view is that herbs are always healthy. But remember – herbs are medicines, first of all!
Read all the information carefully before taking this medicine or ask your doctor for advice. Using herbs according to the instructions given determines their effectiveness and safety during the treatment. Ill-assorted blend will not bring the expected results and may even be harmful. Maximum care should be exercised in case of children, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Ensure that your doctor knows what medications you are on. Using certains herbs simultaneously with some of synthetic medicines may have a very dangerous effect. This may result in different, often dangerous for health, forms. It may also weaken the effect of a synthetic therapeutic medicine (e.g. antidepressant) or even neutralize it completely.
Always follow the instructions for use! Exceeding the dose may be especially harmful to children. A child’s body needs to be treated in a different way than an adult’s body. A child’s health problems should be consulted with a paediatrician and herbal blends should be used when recommended by the doctor.