Lemon Balm (Melissa) Tea - Melissa officinalis L.
Lemon Balm (Melissa) Tea - Melissa officinalis L.

Lemon Balm (Melissa) Tea - Melissa officinalis L.

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Improve Sleep Quality with Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon Balm (Melissa) Tea - Melissa officinalis L.             

Origin: Germany

Used part: Leaf and stem


For hundreds of years, teas are natural options not only to consume something tasty, but also to heal various ailments without having to take cocktail of medications per day. Tea can prevent a problem or even cure it if it already exists, and this makes many people daily do not give up preparing and consuming them. Some have become more popular than others, either for its pleasant taste or for its beneficial properties for those who consume it, and among the most popular is the Melissa tea, also known as lemon balm.

Health benefits:

Lemon balm leaves are an excellent source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B4, C, folate, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and copper. In addition to the delicious sweet taste, Melissa brings several benefits to those who consume it regularly. For the most anxious it is taken as a holy remedy, since a cup before sleep reduces anxiety and stress, bring relaxation and quality of sleep, providing for those who ingest the deserved tranquility.

For the digestive system Melissa tea is also a great option, since it eliminates the gases, aids digestion and provides well-being even after meals considered heavy. It also protects against cardiovascular diseases, and fights nausea, menstrual cramps and migraines.

The lemon balm has the following properties: astringent, analgesic, antiallergic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, diuretic, relaxing, sweat and healing. This ensures an improvement in the body's many processes, such as sleep, decreased gas, relieves cramping and coughing, prevents kidney problems, headaches and aids digestive dysfunctions. Another well-known indication of the lemon balm is as calming, as it promotes well-being and tranquility and lessens nervousness. Another popular indication is the use of the lemon balm in the fight against tobacco addiction.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Fights gas
  • Reduces menstrual and intestinal cramps
  • Prevents kidney problems
  • Relieves coughs and headaches
  • Treats digestive problems
  • Herpes
  • Belching
  • Palpitations
  • Vomiting
  • Combats fluid retention
  • Cleanses, invigorates and heals skin
  • Improves circulation.
  • Acting against cellulite
  • Relieve nervous breakdowns
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye pain
  • Melancholy
  • Fatigue and insomnia.


The plant can also be an ingredient of several dermatological products, such as handmade soaps, perfumes, shampoos, creams, conditioners, among others. If well handled, the herb can result in homemade exfoliating for the skin. Another application is in the culinary use. This herb is responsible for giving a citrus flavor to the recipes and has decorative effect. It combines with white meats and salads.

How to prepare:

  1. Put 1 tablespoon of herb to a quart of water
  2. Turn off when the water reaches boil
  3. Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.

The toothache can also be relieved. Just put some leaves in a glass with water and rinse this mixture after a rest time. Besides tea it is possible to use the lemon balm for other purposes. It can be used as a repellent to ward off mosquitoes. For this, the leaves should be kneaded and applied on the skin.


The most appropriate is to consume between three and four cups of the drink per day. The excessive consumption of lemon grass tea can cause some side effects such as decreased heart rate and drowsiness, especially in people who suffer from hypersensitivity. People who have thyroid problems and who take medication should avoid drinking tea.

Women who are breastfeeding, children under 12 years of age, patients suffering from high blood pressure and hypothyroidism and / or who use antidepressants and other sedative drugs should avoid drinking lemon balm.