Lemon Balm Leaf Cut & Sifted Cert. Organic
(Melissa officinalis) 1 lb: K

Lemon Balm Leaf Cut & Sifted Cert. Organic (Melissa officinalis) 1 lb: K

This is Frontier's nitrogen-flushed double wall silverfoil pack. Some Frontier packs are double wall wax-lined paper. Lemon balm is used in herbal teas, both for its flavor and its mild sedative properties. It is also used as a strong decoction, extract, tincture and skin lotion. The lemon-scented leavs are a potpourri favorite. The 1997 Commission E on Phytotherapy and Herbal Substances of the German Federal Institute for Drugs Lemon Balm Leaf for 'Nervous sleeping disorders. Functional gastrointestinal complaints.' 'Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed: Several times daily, 1.5 - 4.5 g of herb per cup of tea, as needed. Mode of Administration: Comminuted herb, herb powder, fluid - extracts or dry extracts for teas and other galenical preparations. Ground herb and its preparations for oral use. Note: Combinations with other sedative and/or carminative herbs may be beneficial.' 'Actions: Sedative; Carminative.' Upset stomach and blue mood? Lemon balm may be just the thing. The tea is also recommended for menstrual cramps. It can also relieve chronic bronchial catarrh, and some forms of asthma. It is a key ingredient in certain perfumes and cosmetics. The terpenes, part of the pleasant smelling essential oil from lemon balm, produce this herb's relaxing and gas-relieving effects. Lemon balm lotion has demonstrated antiviral activity, and is useful as a topical herpes treatment. Lab studies indicate that Lemon balm prevents an overactive thyroid from hypersecretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone, thus preventing hyperthyroidism. This is an area of continuing research. Grieve's classic 'A Modern Herbal': 'Carminative, diaphoretic and febrifuge. It induces a mild perspiration and makes a pleasant and cooling tea for feverish patients in cases of catarrh and influenza. To make the tea, pour 1 pint of boiling water upon 1 oz. of herb, infuse 15 minutes, allow to cool, then strain and drink freely. If sugar and a little lemonpeel or juice be added it makes a refreshing summer drink.' 'Balm is a useful herb, either alone or in combination with others. It is excellent in colds attended with fever, as it promotes perspiration.' 'John Hussey, of Sydenham, who lived to the age of 116, breakfasted for fifty years on Balm tea sweetened with honey, and herb teas were the usual breakfasts of Llewelyn Prince of Glamorgan, who died in his 108th year. Carmelite water, of which Balm was the chief ingredient, was drunk daily by the Emperor Charles V.' 'Commercial oil of Balm is not a pure distillate, but is probably oil of Lemon distilled over Balm. The oil is used in perfumery.' 'Balm is frequently used as one of the ingredients of pot-pourri. Mrs. Bardswell, in The Herb Garden, mentions Balm as one of the bushy herbs that are invaluable for the permanence of their leaf-odours, which, 'though ready when sought, do not force themselves upon us, but have to be coaxed out by touching, bruising or pressing. Balm with its delicious lemon scent,