There are so many different types of herbs that exist throughout the world. Many of these have many purposes, such as treating a certain type of ailment or condition. One of these herbs is called lemon balm.
Lemon balm is an herb that has many purposes such as for cooking uses and medicine purposes. It is originally from the regions of southern Europe and northern Africa.
In addition to being a healing herb, the lemon balm has a very extensive history. In the past, it was utilized as a drink that promoted having a long-living existence. In France, Melissa tea, which uses lemon balm, is still used for individuals suffering from fatigues. It also has a very fresh, citrus-like aroma. It can be used as fresh or the leaves could be dry.
Besides being the healing herb during its history, this type of herd is also in cooking. Sometimes it is used in many egg dishes, soups, casseroles, and many different cuisines. A few years ago, a friend of mine had introduced me to the lemon balm. She persuaded me that this herb would make the food very tasty. Now that I have tried it, I agree with her. Let’s not forget about the stuffings for chicken, pork, or veal. With lemon balm, it is very delicious.
This herb is fresh along with essentials, which tends to have less potency. As a result, lemon balm should be used at the conclusion of the cooking session.
Lemon balm also has more than a few medical benefits. It is beneficial to the heart and circulatory system that results in the mild vasodilatation of the peripheral vessels. This action reduces the blood pressure. This herb assists in limiting depression, as in association with dyspepsia. Lemon balm contains the sedative oil, which calms tension and reactions to the stress levels.
Not only lemon balm relieves the feeling of depression and reduces blood pressure, it also serves in dealing with migraine headaches, which are often accompanied by insomnia and neuralgia, just to name a few. Who ever thought that this type of herb would be very beneficial to the herpes simplex condition, of course the shingles? I know that not too many people would have thought about it, including me. The lemon balm that is used for these skin lesions is from the extraction that is in lotions. The good news is that this lotion contains anti-viral activity.
Now we know that the lemon balm has a very rich history and been used for many different conditions and ailments throughout the centuries. Since this herbal plant has many beneficial factors, maybe I will check into this herb for some medical purposes, as in treating an insect bite!