It has been used for century’s as a good health aid and immune system. Melissa Officinalis which they call Lemon Balm is used as sedative in the treatment of depression. It is used to minimize the effect of depression. Have you ever sat back and enjoyed the aroma picked from a fresh leaf? It has a relaxing smell and is therefore very popular with headache sufferers. Ever add some into your cucumber juice? It’s quite relaxing and enjoyable with a beautiful cool taste to roll on the tongue. It is very soothing and calming to nervous irritations to heart, stomach, head, menstruation, sleeplessness, peevishness, and colic. Scientific research has only recently began to back up the numerous claims of the health giving properties of this herb. It is notably effective against the herpes virus. It lessens the effect of stomach gas and cramps.It has also antispasmodic effect on the stomach. According to the researchers, lemon balm leaves have antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is used in the treatment of thyroid and to treat flu, low blood pressure, insomnia, indigestion, memory, Grave’s disease, and Alzheimer’s. It is used to release hormones in the body and the “feel goods” indeed.
This is very good. You could actually use lemon balm in cracking cells of other substances that are least indigestible or metabolized do to their fine genetic structure and most beneficial having the cell walls cracked for absorption into the blood stream. This means you can use them to ferment certain substances and get the results of using or running a science lab and developing a super powerful medicine that works. FYI we use tannins to ferment grapes to make wine and apples to make cider vinegar. So let's say you are suffering from a thyroid conditions or perhaps live in a highly radioactive environment You would use tannins and fulvic acid in your ferments to extract the important benefits of seaweed to utilize the highest potentials of those enzymes, minerals, nutrients, etc to create it at its best bio-available source. I am telling you exactly how to create medicine that will best fit your immune system to thrive in modern day toxic environment.
The high selenium content in this herb assists with its ability to regulate thyroid function and helps raise antioxidant levels, promoting immune system health. In autoimmune disease, oxidative stress is considered to be a major environmental trigger. In knowing this you can prep your body with the preventive maintenance required.
Over the years, dried lemon balm leaves has been consumed as tea. Teas made with the herb, both hot and cold are common and like many green teas, proponents believe they have wondrous health properties. Lemon Balm tea is believed to contain antibacterial compounds and antiviral properties, as demonstrated by the herbs ability to combat viruses like the Herpes Simplex virus, cold sores, Shingles, etc. Studies suggest that melissa reduces the development of resistance in the herpes virus and blocks the attachment of herpes virus to the receptor sites of host cells, preventing the spread of infection.
External of lemon balm can help cold sores heal more quickly when they appear, according to the University of Michigan Health System Health Notes. The higher the concentration of lemon balm in the cream or ointment, the more effective the treatment seems to be. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, you can make your own cold sore treatment by steeping 2 to 4 teaspoons of crushed lemon balm leaves in a cup of hot water for about 15 minutes and applying the cooled liquid directly to cold sores with a cotton ball.
Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease where the thyroid is overactive, producing an excessive amount of thyroid hormones (a serious metabolic imbalance known as hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis). Lemon balm has been used to relieve symptoms of autoimmune disease and promote a healthy immune system in patients with autoimmune disease.
Used as an injection along with Lycopus virginicus or bugleweed, lemon balm is widely used in Europe for treating Graves’ disease and is also used as a tonic or tea to reduce and manage symptoms in Graves’ disease. The Melissa herb slows pituitary function, lowering TSH levels, which, in turn, reduces thyroid hormone levels and it is rather paradoxically used to raise thyroid hormone levels in patients with hypothyroidism. Balm herbs strengthen rather than stimulate thyroid function, restoring normal levels to patients with autoimmune thyroid disease. However, its effects are mild and this herb is not considered an effective treatment for patients with moderate to severe hypothyroidism.
In addition the melissa herb inhibits the receptor binding site and biological activity of immunoglobulins in the blood of patients with Graves’ disease. You should seek a medical professional’s advice when considering any treatment.
For a calm mellow day stress free, try infusing some lemon balm leaves in your water. Can also add thin slices of cucumber, lemon, and perhaps a few strawberries. I suggest giving it a try sometime.