Lemon balm for digestion

Melissa officinalis to treat indigestion


What principles of balm are suitable to better digestion?

Melissa contains calming principles that help improve nervous indigestion problems. The main tranquilizing components are

  • Caffeic acid
  • Rosmarinic acid:
  • Chlorogenic acid
  • Geraniol
  • Citronellol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Nerol
  • Thymol
  • Alphaterpineol
  • Alphaterpineol
  • Eugenol

In addition, balm contains choleretic principles (they increase the production of bile by the liver) and cholagogue principles (they favor the expulsion of bile from the gallbladder), so it can increase the content of digestive juices in the stomach and improve digestion of food.

The main principles are:

  • Caffeic acid: Cholagogue, choleretic
  • Chlorogenic acid: Cholagogue
  • Eugenol: Cholagogue
  • Pcoumaric acid: Cholagogue

How to make a lemon balm infusion for indigestion?

Melissa infusion for indigestion is performed by using the dried flowers and dry leaves. (See how an infusion of lemon balm is made)

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 nerves?

Balm has in certain circumstances 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)

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This article was endorsed by Montserrat Enrich - Journalist specializing in edible wild plants and plant uses.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

21 November, 2023

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