• Primarily used as a sleep aid to relax the body and help irritation and anxiety.
• Tea contains antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as can settle an upset or cramping stomach after a meal.
• Also currently being use in treating viral infections of the skin, especially herpes, both genital herpes and cold sores. Although it does not eliminate flare-ups, it relieves itching in hours and helps the lesions heal over in a few days. One scientifically controlled study followed 66 individuals who were just starting to develop a cold sore (oral herpes). Treatment with lemon balm cream produced significant benefits on the second day of the outbreak (usually the day symptoms are worst), reducing intensity of discomfort, number of blisters, and the size of the lesion.
Make sure the product you are using is lemon balm, and not the less expensive citronella.
Orrs’ Trading Company does not intend to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure through the sale of this herb. Use at your own risk.