Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis


Size: per gram (50g minimum)

Le mon Balm   ( Melissa officinalis  ) is conventionally grown in Bulgaria


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Cautions   please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

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Actions : Carminative, nervine, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressive, diaphoretic, anti-microbial, hepatic, anodyne, antibacterial, antihistamine, antiseptic, antiviral, digestive, emmenagogue, lactogogue, sedative, stomachic, sudorific.
Balm is an excellent carminative herb that relieves spasms in the digestive tract and is used in flatulent dyspepsia.Because of its mild anti-depressive properties, it is primarily indicated where there is dyspepsia associated with anxietyor depression, as the gently sedative oils relieve tension and stress reactions, thus acting to lighten depression. The volatile oil appears to act on the interface between the digestive tract and nervous system. It has been described by some herbalist's as being trophorestorative to the nervous system, similar in some ways to Oats. It may be used in migraine that is associated with tension, neuralgia, anxiety inducedpalpitationsinsomnia. Balm has a tonic effect on the heart and circulatory system causing mild vaso-dilation of the peripheral vessels, thus acting to lower blood pressure. It can be used in feverish conditions such asinfluenza. Hot water extracts have anti-viral properties, possibly due in part to rosmarinic acid and other polyphenolics. A lotion based extract maybe used for skin lesions of Herpes simplex, the anti-viral activity having been confirmed both laboratory and clinical trial. Its hormone regulating effects are well documented in the laboratory. Freeze-dried aqueous extracts inhibit many of the effects of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) on the thyroid gland by interfering with the binding of TSH to plasma membranes and by inhibiting the enzyme iodothyronine de-iodinase in vitro. It also inhibits the receptor binding and biological activity of immunoglobulins in the blood of patients with Graves disease, a condition which results in hyperthyroidism.
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