Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Commonly used parts: Whole plant
Reported effects are: Stimulating, a sense of well-being, relaxing and sedative.
Traditionally used to alleviate pain, reduce symptoms of bronchitis and to increase sexual arousal.
Melissa officinalis, known as lemon balm or balm mint, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. The plant is native to south-central Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean and Central Asia. It grows 70–150 cm (28–59 in) in height. The leaves have a gentle lemon scent, related to mint. During summer, the small white flowers fill with nectar and attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for ‘honey bee’). Lemon Balm has been used as an herbal remedy to relieve insomnia and induce relaxation since Ancient Greece. Recent studies have shown that the plant is rich in volatile oils called terpenes, which have mild sedative properties and are effective at alleviating moderate anxiety and stress. Scientists have proven that Lemon Balm relieves stress, anxiety and sleeping disorders in animals.
Herb Powders is a very versatile product, as you can make formulas of your own. We offer great quality and a wide selection for you to choose from. Find the one that suits you best.
Since we are located in Thailand, we have the privilege to be able to collect most of these herbs ourselves from the wild. And as consumers of these herbs we always seek the best quality. We respect the wild-crafted areas and procure not to collect more than we need.
We follow rigorous drying methods at our facilities. Once dried correctly we grind to powder form.
The advantages of having these herbs in powder form is that you can make several custom made formulations of your own. You could make tinctures and even your own resin. Another cool way to use the powder is to make your own capsules. You can roll your own mix of powders into a ball with a little bit of honey.
This product is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications.