Lemon Balm Medicinal Benefits And Uses
The “Melissa” is a lemon balm whose scientific name is Greek for a honeybee. It is a bee magnet. It is considered one of the top five medicinal herbs for sleep problems and has been used as a sedative and anti-anxiety herb for centuries. Lemon Balm along with valerian, it’s often referred to as “herbal valium”. Lemon balm’s medicinal benefits include an antiviral, an astringent and an antispasmodic. It is also high in antioxidants (flavonoids).
Growing Lemon Balm
The literature typically suggests planting it in soil with a neutral pH (7) and warns of potential problems with mildew. Give lemon balm decent soil and protect it from punishing heat with a layer of mulch and a regular watering schedule — or at least place it in a location that receives afternoon shade.
Lemon Balm oil for sleep
If you like the idea of taking lemon balm tea as a calming or sleep-inducing herbal remedy but don’t like tea, the fresh lemon balm leaves can be added to bathwater for a homemade aromatherapy session. Inhaling the fragrance can carry many of the same benefits as drinking tea or taking a lemon balm supplement.
This ancient herb has many connections to Wicca. Used in love spells to entice a hypnotic effect. May also be placed near the front door. Either in a pot or straight in the ground. This protects the house and entrance from any type of evil entering.
The dried flowers were placed in a small metal bowl and burnt. Wards off negative energies and any spirits that may be attached to a dwelling. Often combined with White Sage, Lavender and mugwort to create total protection. © Psychic Medium Ian Scott