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Lemon Balm Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Lemon Balm
Glycemic Index / Load
Lemon Balm
Botanical Name
Melissa Officinalis, Lamiaceae family
Homeopathic Name
Melissa Officinalis   -   Mother Tincture

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Lemon Balm Cures


Action of Lemon Balm

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Lemon Balm

Taste of
Lemon Balm

Parts Used

Leaves, Essential oils , Aerial Parts

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Lemon Balm

It may cause Drowsiness or sleepiness.
It is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing women.
Do not tak this herb before any scheduled surgery.
Do not take if you are taking HIV medication.
Short term use suitable for children and adults.
Contradictions : Interaction with sedative medications might cause excess sleepiness.
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Lemon Balm is a small plant.
It is perennial.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
It grows in a tropical climate.
Best used for Insomnia, Stomach Disorders.
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Materia Medica for Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm General

Lemon Balm is associated to the Lamiaceae family. It is an aborigine of Europe and Africa. It is familiar as Balm Mint.
It is a calming herb. It is good for stress and anxiety. It is effective in treating Brain disorders, Insanity, Sleeplessness, ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease and Depression. It helps in achieving better concentration. It soothes the Nervous System.
Lemon Balm is a good herbal remedy for treating Immune System disorders namely Grave’s disease.
It is beneficial in keeping Heart troubles at bay and promoting proper circulation of blood. It maintains the heartbeat. It keeps a check on the blood pressure primarily High Blood Pressure.
Lemon Balm is a good herbal remedy for Skin complaints like Sunburns, Shingles i.e. Rashes and Eczema. It helps in making the skin beautiful.
It cures Cold Sores i.e. Oral Herpes and Mumps rapidly caused by viral Infections.
It keeps Dyspepsia at bay. It is advantageous in curbing Gastrointestinal Tract complaints. It gives relieves from Acid Reflux.
It is potent in overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Lemon Balm is an Antidote for Insect Bites.
It relaxes Muscular Pain and Gout.
It eases Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
It curbs Headache.
It counteracts Tinnitus.
It calms Throat irritation.
It efficiently cures Cold.
It cures Genital Herpes.
It eases Colic Pain.

How to take : Tea, compress, poultice, tincture and as a garnish to foods.
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords : Brain disorders, Headaches, Tinnitus, Viral Infections, Sore Throat, Immunity disorder, Heart Problems, Cold, Digestion Problems, Colic, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Menopause Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Genital Herpes, Antidote.
Single Herb

Lemon Balm for Anxiety

Prepare an Infusion of dried herb or 4-6 fresh leaves. Drink twice a day.
Or : Prepare a tincture. Drink 3 times a day.

Lemon Balm for Fever

Make decoction of Lemon Balm leaves. Take twice a day .

Lemon Balm for Bad Breath

Chew the leaves and stem of Lemon Balm.

Lemon Balm for Arrhythmia

Prepare a tea of fresh leaves of Lemon Balm. Drink 3-4 cups a day.

Lemon balm for Gastroparesis

Drink Lemon Balm tea after taking meal twice a day.
OR : Make an infusion of leaves. Drink half cup thrice a day.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Grief

Prepare a tea of lemon Balm. Have it twice a day.

Lemon Balm for Menstrual Disorders

Add infusion of the lemon balm leaves to bath water. It promotes the onset of menstruation.

Lemon Balm for Altitude Sickness

Chew the fresh leaves in Altitude sickness.

Lemon Balm for Pyelonephritis

Prepare a tea of lemon balm. Have one cup once a day.

Lemon Balm for Bulimia

Put the dried leaves of Lemon Balm in a jar. Add hot water to it. Leave it for half to one hour. Drink a glass once a day.

Lemon Balm for Oral Herpes

Make leaf decoction of Lemon Balm. Apply it over Canker Sores using a cotton bud.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Herpes

Prepare tea from Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ). Have it 3 to 4 times a day.
OR : Apply Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) oil over affected area.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Stress

Make a decoction of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) leaves. Drink a cup of this decoction once a day to get relief from stress and tensions.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Insomnia

Boil few fresh leaves of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) in 100 ml of water. Boil it for 5 minutes. Strain it off. Drink this warm decoction regular to induce the quality of sleep.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Aging

Prepare Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for tea by boiling the fresh leaves with a cup of water in a pan. Drink this tea twice daily to avoid aging. It also aids in to reduce wrinkles.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Diabetes

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) tea is an effective remedy for Diabetic patients. Boil fresh leaves of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) in 200 ml of water. Strain it off and allow it to get cool. Drink this decoction daily. It also helps in to reduce the High Cholesterol level of the patient.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for High Triglycerides

Boil few Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) leaves in 100 ml of water in a bowl for 10 minutes. Strain it off. Drink it warm. Consume it daily to get the best results.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Difficult Menses

Make a decoction of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) leaf. Drink it warm twice a day to get rid of menses. Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) provides relief from Menstrual Cramps and promotes sleep during the menses.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Amnesia

Prepare a decoction of fresh leaves of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) in a cup of water. Drink this decoction for once a day to boost your memory. Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) tea can effectively enhance your memory power.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Thyroid Problems

Daily consumption of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) tea can reduce the hormonal levels of thyroid. Just boil the fresh leaves of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) with a cup of water in a pan. Strain it off. Drink it warm daily. It is efficient in regulating the functions of thyroid glands .

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Hyperthyroidism

A decoction prepared with the fresh leaves of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) effectively reduces the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Consume this decoction daily.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) for Palpitation

Add fresh leaves of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) into a pan containing 100 ml of water. Boil the leaves for 5 minutes. Strain off this mixture. Drink it daily. This tea provides relax to the cardiac muscles.

Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) Leaf for Oral Herpes

Grind some fresh leaves of Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) to extract out the juice. Drink this juice once a day to cure affected sores. It also helps in to alleviate Skin infections.

Lemon Balm for Acrophobia

Put dried Lemon Balm leaves in one cup of very hot water for 30 minutes. Strain it and drink twice daily.

Lemon Balm for Nervous Disorder

Take 5 dried leaves of Lemon Balm. Boil it in water for 5 to 10 minutes. Drink this tea 2 times in a day. it relaxes the nervous tension.
Drink Lemon Balm tea 2 to 3 times in a day.

Lemon Balm leaf for Viral Infection

Dried lemon Balm leaf contains some antiviral properties.
Take Lemon Balm leaf tea every day, it also adds a good taste to your tea.
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Herbal Treatment For Gastroparesis 1

Take equal quantity of the following herbs:
Wild Candytuft, Angelica root, Milk Thistle fruit, Caraway fruit, liquorice root, Peppermint, Chamomile flower, Chelidonium Majus and Lemon Balm leaves. Grind them together. Take one teaspoon powder with lukewarm water once a day.
OR :
Prepare a decoction of above given herbs. Drink half cup twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dyspnea 1

Take few leaves of Lemon Balm. Add Hyssop and Pennyroyal in equal quantity. Prepare a decoction. Have one cup once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Depression 4

Infuse One tablespoon each of Chamomile ( Babuni Ke Phul in India ), Lemon Balm and Lavender flowers in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
Add Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Liquorice ( Mulethi in India ) for taste.
Drink before retiring for a sound sleep.
You can also add 8-10 drops of Skullcap tincture for better results.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 27

Take crushed Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ), Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) and Fennel Seed ( Saunf ) in equal parts.
Infuse One teaspoon of this herbal blend in a cup of water for 10 minutes.
Drink One cup after your dinner.
You can also add Valerian for a sound sleep.

Herbal Treatment For Avian Flu 1

Take 1 teaspoon each of dried Forsythia Suspensa flowers, Japanese Honeysuckle flowers, Lemon Balm leaves. Mix them well and add all the dried herbs in one cup of water. Boil it for 10 minutes. Drink twice daily.
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06 Jun 2017
What is the local name in Nigeria
Deki ( Usa )
20 Feb 2018
can i mix lemon balm with damiana?
Karuna Goel
23 Feb 2018
Why do you want to take Lemon Balm and Damiana ? Depends on the disease and your condition. And the form in which you want to use the two herbs.
25 Feb 2018
i am male 54 year old,i have diabetes type 2,erectile dysfunction,anxiety attack,insomnia....what is your recommendation? thank you!
Falcon ( Nigeria/ Ondo state )
12 Oct 2018
Its leaves use to drive mosquitoes it called Lemon balm
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