The botanical name for lemon balm is Melissa. It is derived from the Greek word Mel which means honey. The lemon balm plant has a long association with bees and has healing properties like honey.
It can be said that the lemon balm plant has favorite properties for bees. In ancient Greek medicine, lemon balm has been considered to be a cure for many ailments and has healing properties for wounds.
Be it ancient medicine or modern medical research, lemon balm is known as a plant whose ingredients have very powerful natural properties. It is a herb that can cure digestive disorders in children and adults.
Lemon Balm Benefits
Lemon balm is a type of mint that has excellent flavor and natural properties that reduce dehydration in particular.
Lemon balm has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-depressant properties. Tea made from fresh leaves of the tree relieves nerve fatigue and provides a feeling of freshness.
Most women suffer from postpartum depression. The use of lemon balm helps relieve the condition of depression. Lemon balm is sweaty and cools the body. Therefore, some medical experts use lemon balm to reduce the temperature in the fiver.
It especially fights against the cooling virus. It has anti-viral properties and is helpful against Mumps and Shingles (skin disease caused by the virus).
Cream made from lemon balm is applied as an ointment on insect bites.