Healingifts Herbs and Healing
Lemon Balm Leaf Torongil Melissa
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Common Names: Melissa, Sweet Balm, Balm mint, bee balm, blue balm
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is an herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine and flavor foods.
Lemon balm contains chemicals that seem to have a sedative and calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses and bacteria.
Lemon balm is a natural antihistamine; compounds within the leaf help the body suppress allergic reactions to pollen.
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