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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a plant from the Lamiaceae family, also known as lemon balm or lavender. It is a medicinal plant widely used in aromatherapy and can also be used as an insect repellent. Lemon balm has a refreshing aroma and is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Its essential oils are extracted from the leaf and flowers of the plant and can be used to relieve stress, anxiety, and insomnia, aiding in the quality of sleep.






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18-60, >60


Toxic in high doses

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What are Lemon Balm benefits?

The benefits of lemon balm include its ability to relieve stress, anxiety and tension headaches, improve cognitive function and memory, lift mood, promote healthy sleep habits, soothe stomach upset, and ease digestive issues. Additionally, lemon balm is a good source of antioxidants and has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Lemon Balm and Sleep

Sleep is a very important physiological process, as it regulates the body's functions. It is responsible for promoting / facilitating energy conservation, synthesis and secretion of hormones and proteins, learning and memory through brain changes. Sleep is mainly driven by the circadian cycle, which involves exposure to light, hormones such as melatonin, and hypothalamic activity. The compounds that help regulate sleep work in different pathways, they can facilitate the process of falling asleep, increase the duration of continuous sleep or improve the quality of sleep.

Lemon Balm and Sleep Latency

Sleep latency is the time it takes between being awake and actually falling asleep. More importantly than many think, sleep latency is linked to and impacted by the stages of sleep. Fortunately there are natural solutions to improve latency and quality of nightly rest.

Lemon Balm and Early Awaking

Early awakening is a form of recurrent sleep disorder and can cause exhaustion. This problem is commonly associated with anxiety and can impair performance the next day, especially in tasks that require focus and attention such as work and physical activities.

Lemon Balm and Stress

Stress can be understood as a situation in which the individual is physically or mentally overloaded, which can cause pain, tension and physical injury, as well as emotional fatigue, tiredness, reduced productivity and attention. The substances that help control stress act on hormonal regulation (for example, cortisol), on the circadian cycle and promote physical and mental relaxation.

Lemon Balm and Anxiety

Anxiety is the body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. It can be triggered by a specific situation and not last long - which is very common and ok - or it can be a generalized disorder (which is considered a illness) that can bring harm to everyday life and also cause other conditions like depression.

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