What other names is Lemon Balm known by?
Balm, Bálsamo de Limón, Cure-All, Dropsy Plant, Honey Plant, Melisa, Melissa, Melissa officinalis, Melissae Folium, Mélisse, Mélisse Citronnelle, Mélisse Officinale, Melissenblatt, Monarde, Sweet Balm, Sweet Mary, Toronjil.
What is Lemon Balm?
is a plant. The leaves are used to make medicine.
Possibly Effective for...
- Alzheimer's disease.
- Cold sores.
- Colic in breast-fed infants.
- Improving the quality of sleep, when taken with valerian.
- Upset stomach (dyspepsia), when a combination of lemon balm and several other herbs is used.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Loss of appetite, stomach and intestinal discomfort with bloating and gas, anxiety, sleeping disorders, restlessness, spasms, a thyroid condition called Graves' disease, promoting menstrual flow, female discomforts, cramps, headache, toothache, sores, tumors, insect bites, nervous stomach, hysteria, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other conditions.
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