Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Herbs For Sleeplessness-Lemon Balm

Today, I want to talk a little about the herbal remedy, Lemon Balm, also called Melissa (its botanical name is Melissa officianalis), which has a long history of use to treat sleeplessness, as well as nervousness and anxiety.

This herb is very safe, with no health hazards or side effects noted at therapeutic dosages, (300-400mg in capsules, or several cups of an infusion steeped in boiling water per day.)

Not only has it been used at least since the 17th century, but recently, it was included in the German Commission E monographs, and approved as a natural remedy for nervousness and insomnia.

It also has some calming effect on digestive disturbances, as well as some anti-bacterial properties.

It is a useful addition to the herbal medicine chest for insomnia and sleeplessness.
The material presented in this blog is for informational use only and should in no way be used as a substitute for needed medical treatment. I am not a doctor, I do not diagnose or treat disease. If you need medical care, please consult the appropriate medical professional. And please discuss with your doctor if you are taking or planning to take any herbal preparations.

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