Lemon Balm . Properties. Medicinal Plants

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
The Melisa is originally from Asia Minor. It is grown in gardens for its pleasant aroma and beauty.

Properties of Lemon Balm
* The Lemon Balm is used in digestive problems (flatulence, meteorism, indigestion, cholecystitis, diarrhea, gastrointestinal spasms, gastritis, anorexia).
* The Megan has a sedative effect and beneficial effect on states of depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, asthma, tachycardia, hypertension, overdrive.
* It also helps to treat disorders of nervous origin such as flatulence, intestinal and digestive spasms. colitis, stomach cramps and belching.
* It has properties on the buzzing of the ears, auditory sensations unpleasant.
* Other uses of Melisa nausea of pregnant women, asthma, dysmenorrhoea, wounds, herpes simplex.

Contraindications of Lemon Balm
* Hypothyroidism (discussed antithyroid effect of extracts of lemon balm).
* Its essential oil via internal avoid it during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years old or people with gastritis, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, liver disease, epilepsy, Parkinson's or other pathology neurological.
* It is recommended not to apply topically to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to its essential oil.
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side Effects of Lemon Balm
- The sedative effect may be preceded by a short period of excitement. The intake of 2 g of essential oil may cause drowsiness, bradycardia and hypotension.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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