Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a member of the mint family and is native to the Mediterranean. It’s said that lemon balm was used medicinally by the Greeks 2000 years ago. Lemon Balm has been used for thousands of years to reduce anxiety and stress, treat headaches, serve as a sleep aid, ease the discomfort from indigestion, and treat other health conditions. It was also used to improve the mood and lift spirits.
Just a few of lemon balm’s properties include: antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-spasmodic properties.
Lemon Balm contains terpenes which contribute to the herb’s relaxation properties. It also contains eugenol which calms muscle spasms.
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is another ancient herb. It’s a member of the daisy family and has been used for centuries to treat headaches, toothaches, fevers, menstrual pain, and more. A 2005 trial showed that feverfew was effective in preventing migraines.
Feverfew contains a substance called pathenolide, which helps to relieve muscle spasms. Research isn’t clear on whether the parthenolide or some other part of the feverfew plant helps to reduce or prevent migraine headaches.
Please consult with your doctor before taking this home remedy. Herbs contain medicinal properties that can react with or reduce the efficacy of prescribed medications. You should also discuss with your doctor if you’re pregnant, nursing, or have allergies.
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