Let`s step into the world of lemon balm, a herb that offers a refreshing twist with its lemony scent and minty heritage. Beyond its delightful flavour, Lemon Balm has been cherished for centuries for its potential health benefits. While it plays a starring role in our sleep-enhancing gummies, its versatility extends far beyond slumber. In this exploration, we'll unveil the calming qualities that make Lemon Balm a go-to for stress reduction, its pivotal role in improving sleep quality, and its soothing effects on the digestive system.

Join us as we uncover its potential to boost cognitive function, bolster the immune system, and even combat viruses. Discover how it lends a helping hand in soothing skin irritations and its role as an antioxidant powerhouse. Plus, we'll explore its unique ability to alleviate menstrual discomfort and its anti-inflammatory prowess. As we journey through these diverse facets of Lemon Balm's potential, we'll also touch upon important considerations for its safe and responsible use. So, let's delve deeper into the lemony world of this remarkable herb!

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a fragrant herb that belongs to the mint family and is known for its pleasant lemony aroma and taste. It has been used for centuries for its potential health benefits and as a culinary herb. We used it in our gummies for better sleep because of its beneficial effects on sleep quality. However, its applicability is much wider. Let's take a closer look.

Lemon balm contains active compound like polyphenols and essential oils

The calming effects of lemon balm are primarily attributed to its active compounds, which include rosmarinic acid, flavonoids, terpenes and essential oils. Rosmarinic acid, which belongs among polyphenols, has antioxidant properties and is known to have a calming effect. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety. The flavonoids in lemon balm, which are also a class of polyphenols, are quercetin, luteolin, and apigenin. These compounds have anti-anxiety and calming effects on the central nervous system. Lemon balm also contains terpenes –essential oils, such as citronellal, citral, and geraniol, which have a relaxing effect and can help reduce stress and promote sleep. All mentioned compounds are also antioxidants.

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Improved sleep quality

Lemon balm is often used to promote better sleep and alleviate insomnia. It can help relax the mind and body, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Consuming lemon balm tea before bedtime is a common practice for improving sleep quality.

Digestive health

Lemon balm has digestive benefits and can help relieve symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and gas. It may also help with stomach cramps and nausea.

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Cognitive function

Some studies suggest that lemon balm may have a positive impact on cognitive function and memory. It is believed to enhance alertness and concentration. As mentioned, lemon balm contains compounds like rosmarinic acid and flavonoids, which have mild sedative properties without causing drowsiness. These compounds can help reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm, potentially enhancing focus and concentration. By reducing stress and anxiety, lemon balm may indirectly support improved cognitive function.

Immune support

Antioxidants in lemon balm also support the immune system and protect against infection. Among other things, antioxidants work by neutralizing harmful molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells, proteins and DNA in the body. Immune cells such as white blood cells are particularly susceptible to free radical damage. Antioxidants help protect these cells from oxidative stress, ensuring they can function properly in detecting and neutralizing pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and other harmful invaders. The antioxidants in lemon balm thus help reduce the severity and duration of colds and other respiratory infections.

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Antiviral properties

Lemon balm has antiviral properties and has been studied for its potential to combat certain viruses, including herpes simplex virus (HSV). Topical application of lemon balm cream or ointment may help reduce the frequency and duration of cold sores caused by HSV.

Skin health

Lemon balm has been used topically to soothe skin irritations, such as insect bites, rashes, and minor burns. It can help reduce itching, redness, and inflammation.

Menstrual pain relief

Lemon balm tea may help alleviate menstrual cramps and discomfort due to its muscle-relaxant properties.

In conclusion, lemon balm is a versatile herb that can be enjoyed as a tea, incorporated into recipes or used topically in various forms, such as essential oils or creams. It is a valuable addition to a balanced and healthy lifestyle, offering a range of potential health benefits, particularly in the areas of relaxation, sleep, and digestive health.

Try Viva la Gaia

At Viva la Gaia, we have prepared a nutritional supplement for you in the form of tasty gummies for better sleep and relaxation. In addition to vitamins and minerals with a beneficial effect on the nervous system and mood, we added three medicinal herbs to the formulation, lemon balm, chamomile and saffron, which enhance this effect in a natural way. For women, sleep problems can also be regulated with a nutritional supplement designed to alleviate problems during menopause. In addition to vitamins and minerals, a variety of carefully selected medicinal herbs are added to the tasty gummies. Vegan gummies contain evening primrose oil, sea buckthorn fruit extract, sage, red clover, cranberry and ginkgo biloba.

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