This plant of the mint family has been traditionally used to help calm the mind and reduce insomnia. Multiple human studies have shown it has potential in reducing anxiety and depression and in improving memory and cognition. Lemon balm is also know to help with an upset stomach, and this could be attributable to its actions against the Helicobacter pylori bacteria often found in the digestive tract. Scientific studies have shown it to be antimicrobial against a variety of pathogens, and possibly effective in treating the herpes virus based on a few human studies. It may also help in reducing food spoilage.
ANTIMICROBIAL / ANTIBACTERIAL / ANTIVIRAL
HERPES / MOUTH COLD SORES
ANXIOLITIC / ANTIDEPRESSANT / MOOD
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AID
REDUCED COLLIC IN BABIES
SKIN / BURNS
Compiled By: Kathy Sadowski