Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lemon balm (Melisa, Toronjil)

Melissa officinalis
Cold sores, insomnia, psoriasis, sedative, anxiety, antiseptic, digestive

Sedative, antiviral, digestive disorders, nervous (Beyrer, sf)
Soothing, anti-anxiety, anxiety, stress, low headache, low fever (Pardo, 2009)Insect bites, colds, antioxidant, antifungal, immunostimulant (Andrea, 2011)

Dosage: 3 infusions per day, about 5 fresh leaves per cup of water plant

Andrea, J. Photochemical characterization, antibacterial and antioxidant activity of extracts of medicinal plants used in Pereira and Santa Rosa de Cabal (Risaralda). Partial requirement to obtain the title of Chemical technology. Retrieved on December 20, 2011.

Pardo, K. 2009. Effect of ethanol extract of Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) in modifying the child's behavior in dental anxiety. Retrieved on December 20, 2011.

Beyrer, A. Ethnobotanical studies on medicinal plants in the province of Camaguey (Cuba). Retrieved on December 20, 2010.
Dosage: 1tsp 2-3 times a day diluted in 30 ml of fruit juice

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