Commonly known as “melissa”, this wonderful herb comes from the Greek word, “mel” meaning honey. It’s bright green leaves are a common sight in many herb gardens. But why is it such a wonderful herb?
ELIXIR OF YOUTH
The sixteenth century herbalist, Paracelsus called it the “elixir of youth” as it operates as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiviral and a mild sedative. It has long been hailed as a natural remedy for depression as well as acting as a gentle natural sedative for emotional upsets.
The real healing power of this fabulous herb is it’s wonderful effect on the digestion system. Lemon balm will ease most stomach upsets and digestive complaints, including morning sickness.
Next time you are feeling a little low or have a quest stomach, give lemon balm a chance to heal.