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A note from @The_Smile_Enthuisiast, longevity coach and co-creator of our Medicinal Herbal Blends.
I grow lemon balm in abundance. I use it in my salads and combine it with other leafy greens. It tastes like lemon and it goes really nice with dandelion greens and arugula! I also harvest my lemon balm frequently, and dry it to save it for the winter season.
I like lemon balm because it detoxifies my liver, spleen, and kidneys.
Lemon balm contains bioactive phytochemicals such as alkaloids that calm the nerve receptors in the digestive tract, so that the nerves become less sensitized and any gut inflammation can reduce. Lemon balm is also a valuable herb for stress assistance.
This medicinal herb is extremely high in trace minerals such as boron, manganese, copper, chromium, molybdenum, selenium, and iron—plus lemon balm also has large amounts of the macromineral silica (silica helps my body create collagen). Medical Medium says that it’s a B12-conserving herb—which means that it monitors my stores of vitamin B12, and it keeps my body from using it all up.
Lemon balm is also anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial... I used this herb extensively while I was healing myself from multiple varieties of strep, and I continue to use it as part of my longevity lifestyle.
What other symptoms or conditions would I use lemon balm for? It’s an amazing herb for tonsillitis, which is inflammation caused by strep bacteria. Plus, it helps reduce bladder inflammation, which makes it a star for alleviating interstitial cystitis and UTIs.
If I was suffering from Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, HHV-6, or other herpetic viruses, I would bring lemon balm into my daily life.
The polyphenol tannins contained in lemon balm give it its anti-viral properties, making it helpful in healing flu, bronchitis, and any viral infections.
I like lemon balm in my evening herbal infusions, as lemon balm has some valuable sedative properties. It’s useful in treating insomnia, sleep disturbances, and jittery nerves—allowing for a more relaxed body and better quality sleep.