Lemon Balm has effective sedative action.



Lemon Balm has effective sedative action and is typically made into a pleasant, lemony-tasting tea.

  • Try making a tea with 2 teaspoons of dried lemon balm per cup of boiling water.
  • Steep the tea for 10 minutes, strain.
  • Drink right before going to bed.


Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is an herbaceous perennial in the mint family. It occurs naturally in southern Europe and northern Africa where it grows in roadsides, landfills and disturbed lands from sea level into the mountains.

It can be grown in any well-drained soil; it is particularly tolerant of poor, sandy soils and can withstand the full force of the sun.

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