Here’s a fun twist on your usual fresh squeezed lemonade recipe; try this Lemon Balm Ade! The recipe is a delight. It is light, refreshing, and citrusy. But more importantly, both the lemons and the lemon balm may have a mood boosting effect! Some studies have shown these herbs may help with depression, calmness, insomnia, and memory. As a result, some research is listed after the recipe.
Lemon Balm Ade Ingredients
4 cups of water.
1 cup of fresh lemon balm leaves, organically grown.
Abut 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 6 lemons).
1 extra lemon, cut into slices to use as a garnish.
4 cups of white grape juice.
Lemon Balm Ade Instructions
In a pot, boil 4 cups of water. Remove from heat. Then, add most of the lemon balm leaves and let steep for 10 minutes. (Set a few leaves aside to use as a garnish.)
Once steeped, strain out the leaves and keep the herbal liquid. Then, allow to cool.
Squeeze the lemons to get 1 cup of fresh lemon juice. Then, add to the cool lemon balm infused water.
Add in the white grape juice.
Serve iced. Finally, garnish with lemon balm leaves.
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Lemon Balm Ade Research
There have been multiple human studies showing that this green leafy herb can help with mood. This includes depression, calmness, insomnia, and memory. Hence, below is a list of eight human studies.
Cyracos®, a standardized Melissa officinalis extract, reduced symptoms of stress and insomnia. This study involved participants with mild to moderate symptoms. From: Pilot trial of Melissa officinalis…
Furthermore, lemons, with their invigorating citrus aroma and flavor, can also boost mood. These fruit have shown in human studies to reduce stress, depression, and symptoms of dementia. Thus, below is a list of three human studies.
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), NAHA and AIA Professional Member, LMT
Last Updated: 8/2/18
This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use. These statements are not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases. The information at this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult a Doctor before using herbs and essential oils if you have medical conditions, are taking medications, or have questions.