Lip balm

We all more or less suffer from dry and chapped lips, especially during the winter months. Your lips are very sensitive to sun, dry indoor climate, wind and cold weather. Since our lips don`t produce fat, they get dry and chapped. That`s why you should apply fat during the day. Chapped lips can be a sign of fever or bronchitis, but may also be caused by lack of fluid. You should drink enough water during the day, up to two liters per day. Coffee is dehydrating, so don`t count the coffee into the two liters.

You don`t need to spend a fortune on expensive lip balms, you can easily make them yourself!

Try this recipe:

10 g bees wax

30 ml jojoba oil

1 ts honey

Melt the wax and the oil in a bowl in hot water. Heat the honey in another bowl in hot water, make it luke warm. Mix with the wax and oil and stir carefully until cool. Fill the balm into a small container. Whenever you have an empty container, keep them for later use!

This balm is made from pure ingredients and protects the skin on your lips. It`s easy and it`s great fun too to make your own skin care products!

Lemon Balm Treats Depression, ADHD, and Migraines

Lemon Balm is used in Quantum Brain Healing to treat primary brain disease or secondary brain symptoms from diseases targeting other body organs. Diabetes, herpes, and cardiac diseases target specific organs, but often have serious symptoms that co-exist in the brain and remain undiagnosed. Lemon balm is a great herb for its strong medical properties and mildness. Lemon balm can be grown in your garden and made as a tea. Quantum Brain Healing uses this herb as an antiviral and antibiotic agent. It can act as an antidepressant for mild depression.

Lemon Balm inhibits the production of the thyroid hormone and could help treat Hashimoto’s disease in its early phase. It can also treat hyperthyroid or Graves disease. Do not take this herb if you have hypothyroid disease or take thyroid medicine.

Lemon balm is a sedative and antioxidant. It can be used to treat stress and anxiety. Its sedative effect can benefit nervous exhaustion. This herb acts on the brain in many ways to reduce signs of aging. Aging of the brain may be accelerated by bacterial and viral infections that go undiagnosed and untreated. Any herb that has antibiotic and antiviral actions may be taken on a regular basis and prevent this type of occurrence. Green tea falls into this category.

Lemon Balm is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and can help Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in their earliest phases. This may delay the onset of the disease in many people. It can be used to prevent mild to moderate dementia.

Lemon balm acts on the hippocampus area of the brain and functions as an antispasmodic. It can treat ADHD hyperactivity and migraine headaches. Lemon balm can help clear the brain for enhanced learning for those with a brain disease.

© 2010 by Dr R Stone, MD – Alternative Medicine, India

Lemon Balm Tea (Melissa Officinalis) – Health Benefits

Lemon balm tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea made from the plant, Melissa officinalis. Melissa officinalis is one of many herbs which have a natural lemony fragrance without the sourness and acidity caused by citric acid in lemons. This article explores the health benefits and medicinal uses of lemon balm, and the benefits of drinking an herbal tea brewed from this herb.

Lemon balm is very easy to grow in temperate climates with adequate rainfall. It can be made into a hot drink, or steeped and then chilled to form an iced herbal tea. It can be consumed either on its own or blended with other herbs or even with caffeinated teas.

Reducing anxiety:

There is some suggestive preliminary evidence that lemon balm may be effective for treating or reducing anxiety. The effects do not seem to be as strong as those from other herbs, such as passionflower, but they are large enough to be measurable and significant in the few studies that have been conducted.

Lemon balm, being naturally caffeine free, is a good alternative to caffeinated drinks like coffee or tea, for people who wish a natural, plant-based hot drink later in the day. Its caffeine free nature, combined with its mild calming effects makes it an ideal evening or bedtime drink.

Preventing or treating Alzheimer’s and/or dementia:

Lemon balm has also been tested as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Although it has not been shown in thorough studies to be able to actually prevent or reverse these conditions, it has been shown to alleviate agitation and improve cognitive function in people suffering from these conditions.

Antimicrobical effects: antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial activity:

Lemon balm has been demonstrated to have a variety of antimicrobial effects, including action against bacteria, fungi, and even viruses. The essential oil of the plant was found to be effective against the HSV-2 (Herpes) virus, even when used at safe levels. The effectiveness of the oil against bacteria and fungi has been shown for a variety of different strains.

In summary:

Lemon balm tea is a pleasing drink that can be consumed either hot or iced. Although there is not enough scientific research to firmly establish that it is effective for thoroughly treating any conditions, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that the herb may have a variety of positive impacts on health, including antimicrobial activity (against bacteria, fungi, and viruses), relaxing or calming effects, and possibly neuroprotective effects, improving cognitive function in people suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.