Lemon balm for insomnia

Melissa officinalis to sleep better


What principles of balm are suitable for insomnia?

Melissa contains linalool hypnotic properties that helps reduce insomnia. It also contains other components with narcotic properties which, when used wisely, help you sleep as benzaldehyde and methyl eugenol.

We must not forget the presence of other tranquilizers that help sleep as:

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

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

Melissa infusion for insomnia is performed by using the dried flowers, as do most of the infusions. (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 teas for insomnia?

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 Vicente Martínez Centelles - Founder of the web and director. Teacher of natural sciences, expert in plants, natural remedies and botanical photography.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

21 November, 2023

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