Melissa has the ability to lower blood pressure, slow down breathing and heart rate. It is known for its soothing, antifungal and bactericidal properties. It also has antispasmodic, astringent, hypoglycemic, diuretic, choleretic, anti-inflammatory, mild hypnotic and calming effects.
Lemon balm helps to strengthen the nervous system, increases salivation, improves metabolism, appetite and functioning of the digestive system. It helps to cleanse lymph and blood, and also helps with headaches.
Melissa herb is used to treat nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal diseases, as well as to reduce bloating, constipation, and flatulence. It is also useful for gout, anemia, gum problems, dizziness, tinnitus, and general weakness.
Lemon balm has beneficial properties that help in the process of losing weight. Tea made from this plant helps to improve metabolism, remove excess fluid and has a softening effect on the intestines. The sedative and antispasmodic properties of lemon balm help to overcome dietary restrictions by calming the nervous system and relieving hunger cramps in the stomach.
According to ancient Greek legend, lemon balm was considered the best remedy for baldness, and it remains useful in modern times for men facing this problem. Women also use lemon balm to improve hair growth.