LEMON BALM : Melissa officinalis

LEMON BALM : Melissa officinalis

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Dried botanicals for your everyday life. Organic and therapeutic quality, always.


A native of Southern Europe, Lemon Balm was traditionally thought to 'chase away melancholy'. It is now known to be useful in calming the nervous system and gastro-intestinal tract.

In cases of indigestion, nausea due to nerves and other mild digestive afflictions, Lemon Balm is a great soothing antidote. Equally it helps to soothe nervous system issues such as restlessness, nervous headaches and mild anxiety.

Lemon balm has one of the best anti-oxidant activities amongst medicinal herbs, likely due to its high level of phenolic constituents. It's anti-oxidant properties make it supportive for cases of stress and inflammation throughout the body.


Actions :

Carminative / Antispasmodic / Sedative / Diaphoretic

Packaging :

All botanicals come in fully compostable, resealable packaging. 


Please note that due to the nature of dried herbs being pure plant matter, the appearance may vary slightly between batches. Rest assured that the quality and organic certification will always remain the same. 


For larger order quantities please contact hannah@forageandbloom.co.nz 


References ;

Materia Medica of Western Herbs by Carole Fisher

Herbs and Natural Supplements; An evidence-based guide 3rd edition by Lesley Braun and Marc Cohen

A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs by Kerry Bone

The Constituents of Medicinal Plants by Andrew Pengelly