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Lemon Balm / Medicinal Herb

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), is also commonly known as "Melissa." Lemon Balm Leaf was used traditionally to treat gas, cold sores, colic, nerve pain, sleeping difficulties, the digestive tract and heart problems.

In addition, topical applications to the temples were sometimes used for insomnia or nerve pain.

Lemon balm is frequently combined with other medicinal plants. For example, peppermint and lemon balm together are effective for calming upset stomach. Valerian is often combined with lemon balm for insomnia and nerve pain. Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus) and lemon balm are usually used together for Graves' disease.

References: Duke, James A, Ph.D.

* Please Note: This information is based on Traditional and Folklore Medicine which uses natural materials to support health. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If conditions persist, please seek advice from your medical doctor.

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