Have you ever felt that stress is trying to take over and anxiety is sneaking up on you? Try the soothing lemon balm to help! This extremely gentle extract with a pleasant lemon fragrance relieves stress and wards off anxiety. But what are the calming properties of lemon balm? Read more in the post and find out when to seek help from lemon balm!
What is lemon balm?
Lemon balm is a perennial herbaceous plant of the mint family with soft, needle-like leaves with jagged edges. Lemon balm is widespread in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. In Estonia, lemon balm is grown mainly as a cultivated plant. Lemon balm has been known as a medicinal plant in Ancient Greece for nearly 2000 years and was used to treat wounds, toothache and nausea during pregnancy. It was also believed to stop hair loss. The green leaves of the plant are mostly used as a healing aid, and are used to make both teas and extracts.
Powerful lemon balm:
- It has an extremely high content of microminerals, is rich in boron, manganese, copper, chromium, selenium and essential iron;
- Is able to maintain levels of vitamin B12 in the body;
- Provides protection against parasites and viruses;
- Cleanses the liver;
- Helps to reduce inflammation;
- Strengthens immunity.
Lemon balm extract as a powerful natural sedative
Goodbye, anxiety! The aromatic essential oil hidden in lemon balm leaves has a calming effect on the nervous system, relieving anxiety and improving mood. The tannins and bitter substances contained in lemon balm promote the work of the intestinal tract, helping with various stomach ailments. This is why lemon balm extract acts as a versatile natural remedy for all kinds of health problems.
Recommended by Medical Medium
Lemon balm is also included in the treatment recommendations of Anthony William, the respected Medical Medium. According to Anthony, lemon balm is a true gift of nature and an essential medicinal plant for both nervous system and digestive problems, which can be used to support and heal the body.
For which health concerns should you reach for lemon balm?
If you are struggling with digestive problems, trouble sleeping or anxiety, lemon balm may be just the thing to help you. Lemon balm can also help with the following health concerns:
- Loss of appetite;
- hot flushes and excessive sweating;
- weight problems;
- inflammation in the body;
- tiredness and exhaustion;
- nervous system disorders;
- herpes virus;
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth;
- adrenal fatigue;
- bloating and lower abdominal pain.
Tea or extract – which to prefer?
Lemon balm can be made into a delicious herbal tea or taken as an extract or tincture. However, it is the liquid extract that is the most effective, as it is more concentrated in terms of the active ingredient and thus has a stronger effect. Therefore, the extract provides faster relief than tea made from the leaves. Lemon balm extract can be used in its pure form or mixed with a small amount of water, juice or smoothie.
When to use lemon balm extract?
When facing chronic health concerns, lemon balm could become your daily companion. However, lemon balm extract can also be taken periodically to re-energise the body, in times of anxiety or in the evening before going to bed to ensure a peaceful and high-quality night’s sleep. It is also worth keeping lemon balm extract at hand during the virus season in order to kill the virus as soon as the first symptoms of illness appear.
Can the use of lemon balm extract also cause side effects?
In most cases, lemon balm does not cause any unpleasant side effects. In very rare cases, an increased appetite, mild nausea or slight dizziness may be felt after consumption. If the symptoms are disturbing, it is recommended to reduce the daily dose and, if necessary, consult a specialist.
Get lemon balm extract from Centralsun online shop
This powerful extract has also made its way into our range of supplements. In our e-shop you can find lemon balm extract in two different versions: UK extract from Epigenetics and the US extract from Vimergy. Both brands are high quality products that have undergone rigorous quality controls. The Vimergy extract is alcohol-free, while Epigenetics’ lemon balm extract is made the old fashioned way with organic alcohol.