Lemon Balm

SCIENCE / SCIENCE BEHIND QSLEEP / Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Overview

Lemon balm is a lemon-scented herb that comes from the same family as mint. The herb is native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia, but it’s grown around the world.


Mechanism

Lemon balm is rich of citronellal and polyphenolic compounds with cholinergic effects. This calms nervous system and is especially effective in cases of stress, restlessness and irritation.


Benefits

  • Supports relaxation
  • Supports a good nights rest

Info


References

  • Haybar H, Javid AZ, Haghighizadeh MH, Valizadeh E, Mohaghegh SM, Mohammadzadeh A. The effects of Melissa officinalis supplementation on depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep disorder in patients with chronic stable angina. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2018;26:47-52. doi:10.1016/j.clnesp.2018.04.015
  • Savage K, Firth J, Stough C, Sarris J. GABA-modulating phytomedicines for anxiety: A systematic review of preclinical and clinical evidence. Phytother Res. 2018;32(1):3-18. doi:10.1002/ptr.5940

Wishlist Products

You have no items in wishlist.