Lemon balm has a characteristic slightly lemon scent. It is a honey plant, which is why we can meet it near apiaries.
It is the second most common herb in our homes after mint.
Commonly drunk as a sedative in times of stress.
Lemon balm contains:
- volatile oils
- organic acids
Lemon balm not only has a calming effect, but is also recommended for headaches, menstrual pain and chronic fatigue.
It also helps with disorders of duration because it stimulates them. It can be used for stomach and gastrointestinal upsets. Reduces bloating and gas. Contrary to appearances, it has a better effect on all stomach pains than mint.
Supports allergic attacks and coughing.
Has a beneficial effect in fever, because it lowers body temperature.
Once used as a medicine after an insect bite.
Lemon balm has a refreshing and cleansing effect, therefore, for acne, oily and combination skin it will be perfect in the form of frankfurters, but CAUTION! it should not be used in this form by people with a tendency to rupture blood vessels.
Lemon balm tonic - we brew the herb. We use as a tonic in the morning and evening. Lemon balm has a soothing, astringent and soothing effect.
Hair - I recommend lemon balm for cleansing the scalp and for seborrheic problems, as well as weakening of the hair roots.
Lemon balm lotion - refreshing and cleansing the hair, so you can use it as a lotion. Boil 4 tablespoons of lemon balm leaves in 500 ml of water. We strain and cool.
Lemon balm is often used in hair shampoos, especially for those with increased greasiness.
And also moisturizing creams, lipsticks and even deodorants.
It is also used to fight herpes. I wrote about it along the way about natural ways to fight herpes (Click here)