Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis
As an oil, lemon balm is used for massage against rheumatism and limb paralysis. Bathing in lemon balm decoction helps in case of a cold and morning sickness. Fresh, crushed lemon balm leaves should be placed on the forehead and nape against nervous headaches. By the way, we have to say that flies will not land on the meat in the middle of summer if we wrap it in the lemon balm leaves. Lemon balm, horsemint, chamomile flowers, hops and the valerian root make the tea blend that is perfect for calming the nerves, and eliminating the heart palpitations, hysteria, nervous twitching, fainting, fear, tinnitus, and nerve spasms. The leaves have the greatest medicinal value because they abound in essential oil. It is harvested in the sun, and with no dew present. It is dried fast in the draft to preserve the essential oils that would evaporate due to drying if the temperature were elevated, so the scent would be lost and the medicinal properties would disappear. Its tea is used in pregnancy to prevent vomiting and nausea, it is effective and harmless. Lemon balm grows in thickets, karst hedges, forests, and is also cultivated in gardens.