Lemon balm is a restorative herb with many benefits to a system in overdrive.
Suppresses thyroid function, which can be helpful in hyperthyroid
A mild sedative, which means it can help you calm down, as well as sleep better
Contains volatile oil compounds that can be used topically via a fresh plant infusion to help inhibit Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), resulting in decreased viral attachment, decreased viral replication, decreased viral spread, decreased outbreak severity, quicker healing of lesions, and decreased recurrence
Relieves stress-induced migraines
Reduces anxiety and restlessness
Reduces spasms – this can be helpful in Irritable Bowel syndrome, which can be accompanied by spasms in the bowel
Contraindications: hypothyroidism and during pregnancy
If you are needing something to relax you when you get home, lemon balm is a great herb to drink as a tea.