Also known as Melissa officinalis, lemon balm has been used for hundreds of years to promote calm, improve mood and encourage sound sleep. This fragrant member of the mint family is native to Southern Europe, and grows throughout the world, from North America to New Zealand. It's rich in a variety of phytochemicals that work in part by influencing neurotransmitters in the brain to promote a calming, sedative effect, while improving mood, easing stress and boosting cognition.
Lemon Balm Benefits
Amari's Lemon Balm is an extract of dried leaves of Melissa officinalis, standardized to 4% rosemarinic acid, the active phytochemical responsible for many of its benefits.
Health benefits include:
- Eases anxiety and reduces stress
- Promotes feelings of calm and well-being
- Improves sleep quality and lessens insomnia
- Enhances cognition, memory and mood
- Contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds
- Has antiviral and antibacterial properties
- May inhibit replication of the flu virus
Learn More About Lemon Balm
Many studies and clinical trials have examined the efficacy and safety of Lemon Balm. A few are listed below; please click the links for a PDF of the study.
Lemon Balm's History and Benefits - A summary of the historical use and studied benefits of lemon balm.
Lemon Balm's Uses and Pharmacology - An overview of lemon's balm's active constituents and studies on anxiety, stress and other conditions.
Lemon Balm's Effects on Stress - Two clinical trials studying lemon balm's impact on anxiety and stress.
Lemon Balm as an Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory - A review of studies examining lemon balm's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and other benefits.
Lemon Balm for Mood and Cognition - A clinical trial examining lemon balm's impact on mood, feelings of calm, cognitive performance and memory.