Monday, April 1, 2013

Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm comes from the mint family. The leaves give off a lemon aroma and can be used in various medicines. Lemon Balm can be used as a medicinal treatment for various illnesses. Here are some illnesses it's said to be able to help.
  • Upset stomach
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Vomiting
  • Colic
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Hysteria
  • Melancholia
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • ADHD
  • Swollen airways
  • High blood pressure
  • Sores
  • Tumors
  • Insect bites
  • Alzheimer's Disease

Now that's a pretty long list for such a tiny herb! However, like any other herb it also comes with side effects and warnings so make sure you thoroughly research the herb before deciding to use it in herbal tea and remedies. The above link is great for checking out what it's said to help with and what could possibly be harmful.

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