Episode 5: Lemon Balm Benefits and Side Effects


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Lemon Balm Benefits and Side Effects Podcast


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Episode Summary

Calming and delicious while also being powerfully medicinal, there are so many lemon balm benefits. In this episode, I discuss the many reasons you would want to welcome lemon balm into your life. I also discuss some very misunderstood lemon balm side effects. Listen as I share my favorite lemon balm tea recipes, which show you how to get the most relaxing lemon balm tea benefits.


Lemon balm is a delicious aromatic and carminative herb that broadly supports healthy digestion. And because it tastes wonderful, it makes a lovely after-meal tea. Lemon balm can also help with more serious digestive woes, such as stagnant digestion and abdominal cramping.




What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:24] Introduction to lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

  • [02:12] Lemon balm for stress and sleep

  • [03:40] Cognitive benefits of lemon balm

  • [04:36] Lemon balm’s effects on the thyroid and heart

  • [05:45] Antiviral and immune supportive qualities of lemon balm

  • [07:15] Lemon balm for relieving pain and aiding poor digestion

  • [09:24] Lemon balm benefits for children

  • [10:05] Lemon balm protects against radiation

  • [11:45] The lemon balm plant

  • [12:45] Fun lemon balm uses

  • [14:25] Lemon balm tea recipes

  • [16:43] Lemon balm side effects and safety


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