A lemon-scented herb that belongs to the mint family.
Lemon balm, also known as Melissa officinalis, is an herb with a similar appearance to mint leaves. It’s a delicious tea component and a vital ingredient in various home remedies for many ailments.
Health Benefits of Lemon Balm:
Lemon balm has been associated with stress relief, reduced anxiety, and improved sleep (1, 2, 3). It’s important to note that the majority of research proving said health benefits involve lemon balm when taken in capsule form.
How To Use:
Lemon balm leaves are most commonly used in teas, but can also be used in recipes to add a slightly lemony flavor. They’re delicious in desserts, salads, dressings, and sauces.
Always be sure to check with your physician before deciding to add any natural home-remedies to your diet.