Lemon balm is a member of the mint family. Considered a calming herb, it has been used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion. Even before the Middle Ages, lemon balm was steeped in wine to lift the spirits, help heal wounds, and treat venomous insect bites and stings.
It appears to have antibacterial and antiviral properties against Listeria and Staphylococcus auerus.
Helps improve cognitive function and decrease agitation in people with Alzheimer’s.
Used topically it helps heal cold sores, HSV
As with many other herbs in your healing garden, lemon balm promotes relaxation and a sense of calm.