Lemon Balm: A Natural Nervine

Lemon Balm is a wonderful plant for anyone. Especially those who may struggle with nerve or digestive issues. This herb is hard to miss and super easy to grow just about anywhere and you can store and dry it for the winter months when one might need it most for a little “pick-me-up”.

Lemon Balm for nerve health is wonderful alone but it can especially be great when served with chamomile as a sedative for those who have nervous disorders and struggle calming down for the night. Not only is it a great nervine but it is high in trace minerals that are important for repairing the nerves such as:

  • Boron
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Chromium
  • Molybolenium
  • Selenium
  • Iron

It is also known to be a B12 conserving herb which we all know is super important for nerve health. (For more information on where to get B12 visit my article about Vitamin B12: Where B12 really comes from.

Lemon Balm is a great anti-parasitic, antiviral and antibacterial herb and is great when taken for liver, kidney and spleen detoxification.

Medical Medium States: “Lemon Balm is a gift from God and Mother Nature to deal with our frazzling world; it’s  wonderful for addressing all of these situations with its soothing properties, which come from bioactive phytochemicals such as undiscovered alkaloids that calm the nerve receptors at the digestive tract so that the nerves become less sensitized and inflammation reduces. This makes lemon balm a valuable herb for stress assistance.” (PG202 of Healing Foods)

If your looking for a great way to use Lemon Balm I recommend in tea. Whether your into hot tea or iced tea there are many recipes you can try.

Night Time Nervine

You will need:

  • 3-4 fresh leaves or 1 tsp of dried lemon balm
  • 1 tsp of dried chamomile
  • 1 cup boiled water

Steep in hot water for 5 minutes and strain. Drink before bed

Lemony Cold Infusion

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 4-5 fresh leaves of lemon balm
  • 2-3 slices of fresh lemon
  • A quart jar full of water

Place all ingredients in the mason jar or other quart jar and put in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Drink as desired.

 

 

 

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