Melissa officinalis/ Lemon Balm with honey



Melissa officinalis, belongs to the mint family. Attracts bees, for this reason, many beekeepers are rubbing their honeycombs with it. Something that very few know is that if you boil this herb and afters it cools down you apply this on your skin, all mosquitoes are repeled, in the evening. The balm contains volatile oils (have relaxing properties), polyphenols, tannins and flavonoids. The lemon scent due to the essential oils containing citral, citronellal, linalool and geraniol.
This one, alike other herbs, is a medicine, so use wisely and always consult your doctor before you drink it.

-helpful in nerve pain, migraines, menstrual pains
-reduces blood pressure. Attention in hypotensive individuals, do not drink unless you get permission from your doctor! As care for hypertensive individuals, in any case this can not replace your medication, and if you are on medication consult your doctor.
-helps with digestion problems
-Surveys Confirm its effectiveness in lip herpes.
-helpful for time periods you suffer from insomnia and anxiety
-calms overactive thyroid gland (Graves’ disease), but if someone takes drugs due to problems with the thyroid, you can not simultaneously drink melissa officinalis . Always consult a doctor! Attention! Also, in any case this can not be considered as a treatment drug for your thyroid.

Method of preparation:
The parts of the herb used are it’s dried leaves. Warm water to about 60 degrees Celsius  and add in it 1 Teaspoon dried lemon balm leaves, cover your cup of tea with a saucer for five minutes and then drain the tea with a special sieve, throwing leaves away and add 1 teaspoon of Greek honey.


Because all herbs are medicine, they have side effects, always ask your doctor before you consume them. Children should NOT consume herbs.
Apart from patients with thyroid, the balm should NOT be consumed by women during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Also recommended daily amount: 1 cup of tea

Do not drink the same herb for more than 3 continuous days! After 3 days consume another herb and then start again, because alike drugs, herbs have side-effects too!
If you are on medication, consult your doctor if you are allowed to drink lemon balm.
If you suffer from allergies, or if you are lacking an enzyme, you must consult your doctor if you are permited to drink lemon balm.