Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

LEMON BALM INFUSIONS

(Melissa officinalis

)

LEMON BALM INFUSIONS FOR PAIN

What principles of balm are appropriate to diminish pain?

Balm contains a number of appropriate principles to reduce pain (headache, toothache, earache, etc.) The main analgesics components are:

- Caffeic acid

- Chlorogenic acid

- Citronellol

- Myrcene

- Linalool

- Thymol

- Eugenol

In addition, lemon balm is also able to decrease muscle pain because it contains a number of muscle relaxants or antispasmodics principles. A muscle relaxant is one component that helps to decrease the pain caused by sprains, dislocations, fractures, sprains, etc..

citral

limonene

methyl eugenol

myrcene

Thymol

How do we make an infusion of lemon balm for pain?

The infusion of lemon balm for pain is done by using dried flowers and dried leaves, as we do in most of the infusions. (See how an infusion of lemon balm)

The usual dose is one tablespoon of dried flowers per cup of water

How many cups can we drink a day?

We'll drink three or four cups a day. It can be sweetened with honey or sugar.

When it is not appropriate to take balm infusions for pain?

The balm in certain circumstances presents a number of contraindications and side effects that should be considered. (See toxicity of lemon balm, lemon balm contraindications and side effects of the balm in the listing above)

punto rojo More information on lemon balm in the listing above.

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