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Lemon Balm is a gentle herb that soothes the body and settles the nervous system.
Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family that has a wonderful lemony smell and taste. It is also known by its Latin name, Melissa, which is Greek for honey bee. Bees loved this lemony mint plant so much that the ancient Greeks planted it around their temples to encourage their bees to stay nearby, and the plant itself became synonymous with the honeybee!
Lemon Balm is native to Southern Europe and has been used since ancient times to calm the body and heart. An old Arabian proverb states, “Balm makes the heart merry and joyful.” In early 9th century Europe, Emperor Charlemagne ordered every monastery had to grow Melissa in their medicinal/culinary gardens and it became part of everything from a cooking spice to an ingredient in wines and liquors. In the early 1500’s, the Swiss physician Paracelsus called it the “elixir of life,” and believed it would strengthen and lengthen life, and Shakespeare referred to Lemon Balm in several of his plays! Because Lemon Balm had become commonly used for everything from cooking, cleaning, and for health, Lemon Balm crossed the ocean to the New World, and was grown in Thomas Jefferson’s gardens.
The word balm, or balsam, means the oils from a plant that have a soothing, healing, comforting quality. Melissa is so soothing and beneficial that it became known as Balm, and Lemon Balm because of its lemony scent and flavor, which lifts moods and soothes the body and nerves.
Lemon Balm is an amazing herb in many ways. It has antioxidants that protect overall health and is both calming and mood lifting at the same time as it helps relax and restore the nervous system. It also has a tonifying effect on the heart and circulatory system, which benefits blood pressure.
Lemon Balm supports and stimulates digestion, reducing gas and spasms in the digestive system, and is especially good for children’s upset tummies. It also soothes tension headaches, helps with sleep, and supports memory and brain function.
Lemon Balm is an herb that is used to help calm an overactive thyroid. If your metabolism often seems to be set on hyperdrive, it’s possible your thyroid may be running a bit overactive. If you are overly sensitive to hot temperatures, sometimes get anxious for no obvious reason, and have trouble keeping weight on, you may want to look at your thyroid function and try Lemon Balm TincTract or Cedar Bear’s herbal formula Thyro Calm, which has Lemon Balm and other herbs that help calm overzealous thyroids. (If you have low thyroid function and a slower metabolism, go easy with the amount of Lemon Balm you use.)
It’s not just the herb that makes Lemon Balm so wonderful at lifting your mood and soothing your body and nerves. Lemon Balm Single Herb by Cedar Bear is made with Cedar Bear’s special proprietary process called the TincTract. It’s more than a tincture, and more than an extract, so every drop goes right to work supporting your health and well-being. And like all Cedar Bear herbs, Lemon Balm is totally alcohol-free. It has only three things in it, the herb, glycerin, and water. Nothing else!
You’ll love it because it’s easy to use, works so well, and tastes great, kind of like lemony honey.
To soothe your body, nerves and stomach, and give a gentle lift to your mood, use Cedar Bear’s great tasting, alcohol-free TincTract of Lemon Balm
*INGREDIENTS: Lemon Balm Leaf (Melissa officinalis)
OTHER INGREDIENTS: USP Grade Vegetable Glycerin and Purified Water
NOTE: Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition
SUGGESTED USE: 1/8 tsp (.63 mL) 1 to 3 times a day, or as needed. Shake well.
SUPPORT SYSTEM: Calming Support
*(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.)
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Melanie’s Health & Nutrition really began with Auminay Naturals which was formerly SkinTastic Creations. This product line took root over twenty years ago as Melanie faced cancer. After becoming aware of alternative therapies she worked to change to a healthier lifestyle and learn about herbs. She developed what is now the Auminay Naturals product line by eventually learning to infuse these herbs into products that used natural ingredients to provide skin care products for a healthier lifestyle. In 2017, as a newly certified Master Herbalist, Melanie opened Melanie’s Health & Nutrition to provide a resource for the Tooele community. The Auminay products are now made in the back section of the store. Melanie and her staff love to serve the community and provide opportunities for learning, as well as products that empower people to be healthier.