Melissa officinalis - Lemon Balm
Part used - Dried aerial parts, or fresh in season
I even add this one to my risottos as it has wonderful lemony mint flavour.
Indications – Lemon Balm is an excellent carminative herb that may relieve spasms and wind in the digestive tract, so things like colic, indigestion, flatulence. Herbalists use it commonly as part of the treatment for anxiety and sold sores.
This one is great to make us feel calmer and happy. It may also help relieve nervous insomnia, tenseness, irritability.
Contradicated in Hypothyroidism