Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Botanical name: Melissa officinalis

Alternative Names
Balm mint
Citronmilisse (Danish)
Common balm

The medicinal use of Lemon balm has been documented since ancient Greek and Roman times. Parts used are the dried leaves often with flowering tops. An essential oil is obtained from these and numerous potentially bioactive substances have been isolated from the essential oil. The main constituents are geranial, neral, citronellal, geranyl acetate, citronellol, and b-caryophyllene.

Lemon balm has been known to be used for relaxation and mental well-being. It has also been used to support digestion. Lemon balm is known to help relieve mild symptoms of mental stress and to aid symptomatic treatment of mild gastrointestinal complaints.

The description presented in the nutrients glossary is for informational purposes only. It is based on widely available scientific and / or traditional references. Levels vary by product. The ingredient in the product is not intended to prevent, treat, cure or alleviate the medical symptoms described.