Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) has a delicate lemon taste and aroma, which is why it is often used in the kitchen and in the preparation of liqueurs and tinctures. Lemon balm is an herb known for its relaxing and calming effects, which is why aromatic infusions are often prepared from this herb.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) grows wild in northern and southern Africa as well as Europe and Asia. This plant is grown all over the world. It blooms in spring and summer with small light yellow flowers.
Lemon balm contains many substances. The main component of lemon balm leaves is essential oil, the main ingredients of which are citral, citronellal and geraniol. In addition to essential oil, lemon balm leaves contain, among other things, tannins, flavonoids, chlorophyll, carotenoids and phenolic acids, of which the most active are: rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid and ferulic acid. These acids have strong antioxidant properties.
The herb is best known for its sedative properties, which have long been used in folk medicine. Lemon balm has its calming effect thanks to the essential oil it contains.
The properties of lemon balm herb can also be used in home beauty treatments. Lemon balm infusion, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, will be perfect for people with acne-prone skin. The face water made from lemon balm will have a soothing effect on the skin and regulate the work of the sebaceous glands. You can also prepare a hair rinse based on lemon balm. It is especially recommended for people with oily hair. It can also help fight dandruff.
Ingredients: 100% lemon balm herb.
Dosage: Infusion - it is recommended to add 1 tablespoon of herb to 250 ml of boiling water and let it brew, covered, for 15 minutes. The drink is consumed in 3-4 sips several times a day. It is recommended to drink up to 2-3 cups a day. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
Storage: Store out of the sight and reach of children, in closed packaging at a temperature not higher than 25 ° C, protect from light, moisture and the influence of foreign smells.
Country of origin: Poland
Do not use in case of allergic reactions, nor during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Always consult your doctor. Although there are no known side effects of lemon balm, like all herbs, it should be used in moderation.
It is best to consult a doctor or pharmacist when taking herbal preparations, as choosing an appropriate herbal preparation requires as much knowledge as when it comes to a chemical preparation. It should be remembered that these types of preparations can interact with the medications taken, posing a threat to health. Some herbal preparations can have a very strong effect, so you should follow all recommendations and restrictions from the manufacturer.
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