Lemon Balm Tea has been known for many years as being very effective in treating disorders of the central nervous system. Lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis) is a perennial herb in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
The constituents of lemon balm tea are basically flavonoids and polyphenolics, but there are also many other compounds responsible for the herb`s anti-herpes and thyroid-regulating actions.
How To Make Lemon Balm Tea
To make Lemon Balm Tea, place 1 teaspoon of dried lemon balm leaves into one cup of boiled water. If you are using fresh leaves, make sure you first wash them to remove dirt and debris. Let the mix steep for about 8-10 minutes depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.
Lemon Balm Tea can also be combined with other medicinal plants. For example:
- Peppermint with lemon balm – to calm stomach ache.
- Valerian and lemon balm – for insomnia and nerve pain.
- Bugleweed and lemon balm – for Graves disease.
Lemon Balm Tea Benefits
- Helps fighting insomnia and sleeping difficulties.
- Treats nerve pain.
- Strengthens memory and other brain functions.
- Mood booster.
- Alleviates disorders of the digestive tract and gas problems.
- Helps you concentrate.
- Used in Europe for treating thyroid and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Lemon Balm Tea Side Effects
- Over consumption may cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or even dizziness.
- It’s not safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to drink Lemon Balm Tea.
- Lemon Balm Tea may interact with the effects of some medications, especially the ones that are given to you during or after a surgery. That is why you should taking lemon balm at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery!
In conclusion, Lemon Balm Tea can be a very effective natural remedy for many disorders. Just remember not to drink too much lemon balm tea in order not to experience its side effects!