Lemon Balm – melissa officinalis

lemon balm
lemon balm

Lemon Balm.melissa officinalis: Has a sour taste with a cooling and sedative properties from the mint family. Fresh tincture of fresh melissa should be on hand in every household as a general sedative. Great as a general remedy in treating heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, treating fevers, and digestion.
Treats: nervousness, panic attacks, insomnia, nervous headache, spasm in respiratory centers, convulsive coughing, asthma, anxiety, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, HPB, rapid pulse, flatulence, nervous indigestion (hot tea after a meal), nausea and vomiting, recent colds and fevers (hot tea to promote perspiration), promotes conception, menstruation (deficient and painful), menopause (hot flashes), excessive sexual excitement, impotence, burns, blisters, herpetic sores, stings, sweaty palms.
Usage: Fresh is better than dry, for dry loses it’s flagrancy. Tea or tincture should be made w/ fresh leaves. Dosage of tincture (1-3 drops, to 10-30 drops. Oil can also be used.

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