How to Use the Herb Lemon Balm for Improving Health

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Try steeping lemon balm leaves in hot water to make an herbal tea to clam the nerves,

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Make an herbal poultice of lemon balm leaves to wounds. Try lemon balm essential oil against cold sores.

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Add lemon balm leaves to the bath for relaxation and stimulating the skin.

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Toss lemon balm in the camping fire to keep bugs away.

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Be safe. lemon balm is considered safe to use with few side effects. However, any herb can cause allergic reaction and interact with medications you may already be taking. Caution should also be used when dealing with young children and herbal remedies as they are much more dose sensitive due to their smaller size and standardization is difficult when dealing with fresh herbs. If buying herbal remedies for improving health in capsule form from the health food store follow the manufactures recommendations.

Disclaimer
This article is meant to be informational and educational regarding traditional uses of herbs for medicinal purposes and not as medical advice. Always follow up with your doctor for concerns regarding your health. The FDA approves herbs as dietary supplements only.

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"Herbal and Healing Remedies" by Jason Elias MA,Lac and Shelagh Ryan Masline, copyright1995, Lynn Sonberg Books Associates
"New Herb Bible" by Earl Mindell R.Ph., Ph.D, copyright 2000, Simon & Schuster Publishing
"The Little Herb Encyclopedia" by Jack Ritchason N.D. , copyright 1995, Woodland Health Books
"Aromatherapy for Common Ailments" by Shirley Price, copyright 1991, Simon & Schuster Publishing
"Rodale's Illustrated encyclopedia of Herbs" by Claire Kowalchik & William H. Hylton, Editiors, copyright 1998, Rodale Press Inc.
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Tips and Warnings

  • Disclaimer
  • This article is meant to be informational and educational regarding traditional uses of herbs for medicinal purposes and not as medical advice. Always follow up with your doctor for concerns regarding your health. The FDA approves herbs as dietary supplements only.
  • Lemon balm may interfere with the absorption of Synthroid