Lemon Balm beneficial properties

Melissa officinalis

Its virtues for memory and as a natural sedative are confirmed by science.


Lemon Balm, the natural calmant

Lemon Balm is well known mainly for its anxiolytic, sedative and calming properties that make it particularly suitable for relaxing body and mind, so much to deserve the nickname "vegetal valium". Lemon Balm plant is able to reduce states of anxiety, stress and nervousness by promoting a night's rest in case of insomnia.
The relaxing effect of Lemon Balm also involves intestinal smooth muscles and it has been demonstrated to be useful for normalizing the rhythm of the heartbeat. Natural tranquilizer, the tonic and relaxing properties of Lemon Balm make it a fundamental natural and rebalancing remedy for the nervous system, while its neurosedative and antispasmodic actions regulate the activity of the thyroid. Lemon Balm is indicated not only for the treatment of hyperactivity syndrome, but also for insomnia.

Lemon Balm which calms our heart

Lemon Balm acts on tachycardias: the antispasmodic action is useful for arrhythmias and tachycardias, restoring the physiological heart rate. The triterpenes perform a relaxing action on anxious subjects and calm the sense of nervous hunger that affects people under stress.

Lemon Balm to help our cognitive skills

Modern phytotherapeutic studies have found that Lemon Balm extracts seem to counteract cognitive deficits caused by trauma, drug abuse, and neurodegenerative diseases. Advanced studies have discovered that the use of Lemon Balm extracts produced an increase in ability to focus and an improvement in memory, in particular the one related to view and it also helps in making decisions, especially regarding behavior. This should be due to the fact that the Lemon Balm metabolites activate the nicotinic and muscarinic receptors of the prefrontal cortex, with an evident improvement in cognitive performance.

Lemon Balm as a pain pain relief for many disorders

Lemon Balm contains a natural pain reliever, eugenol, which is particularly useful for fighting migraines and neuralgia.
It is known that Premenstrual Syndrome is a particularly annoying condition that manifests itself with pain, spasms, anxiety and mood swings. The sedative activity of the Lemon Balm plant acts not only on the uterine muscles, relaxing them but also on a mental level, calming mood swings and anxious states.

The antioxidant properties of Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is rich in caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid, powerful antioxidants that counteract oxidation.
Free radicals are unstable molecules able to cause premature aging and degenerative diseases; this is where Lemon Balm comes in with its precious allies, phenols, and wipes out free radicals and thus protects cell walls.


Plants are our great allies, but they can interact with drugs, not suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding or for our personal sensibilities.

It is therefore always advisable to ask the suggestion of a professional.

Essential Oils, in the majority of cases, must be used diluted in carrier oils or with other vegetal substances.

As it treats of essences, they can also be irritating, especially for particularly sensitive people.

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