Lemon Balm Leaf Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Balm Mint, Bee Balm, Blue Balm, Cure-All, Dropsy Plant, Garden Balm, Honey Plant, Lemon Balm, Melissa, Sweet Balm.
Scientific Name: Melissa Officinalis L., Labiatae, Mint Family.
Common Uses: Antispasmodic, calmative, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, stomachic, febrifuge, sedative, antidepressant, nervine.
*Warnings: It's been used safely in research for up to four months. Some information suggests that lemon balm might be safe when taken in appropriate amounts by infants for up to a week and by older children under age 12 for up to one month.When taken by mouth, lemon balm can cause some side effects including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and wheezing. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Lemon balm might cause too much drowsiness if combined with medications used during and after surgery. Stop using lemon balm at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Origin: Common in the Mediterranean area and the Near East but is also naturalized to some places in the United States. Mostly, it is cultivated as a culinary herb, but it grows wild in fields, barnyards, old house sites, open woods, gardens and along roadsides, from Maine to Florida and west to Kan.