Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis

Common uses as tea

  • Calms the nerves, eases restlessness, & sleeplessness, antianxiety, hyperactivity
  • Beneficial in cases of depression
  • Calms the heart
  • Clears heat
    Improves concentration
  • Lifts the spirit, known as natureÔÇÖs sunshine!
  • Calms the nerves and boosts the mood of youngsters under stress, such as before tests
  • Helps prevent nightmares and promote restful sleep in children
  • Antiviral properties beneficial during colds and flu, shingles, chicken pox, and herpes outbreaks
  • Carminative, eases gassiness & stomach upset, colic, indigestion,
  • Helpful for teething infants

Topical applications

  • Use as a compress for swelling, boils, gout, eczema, insect bites, sunburn, tumors, and wounds
  • Uplifting bath herb


  • Generally considered safe
  • Can lower thyroid function, so not recommended for those with hypothyroid conditions