Lemonbalm is often confused with lemon or lemon oil. The truth is that lemonbalm – also known as melissa – is a member of the mint family. It is used for several medicinal remedies that you can make at home and store for later use. If you aren’t sure how you can use lemonbalm in your daily health routine or as part of a medicinal natural plan, here are a few ideas.

Keep in mind, lemonbalm can be purchased in capsule form from most herb stores if you do have a hard time finding it in pure form. This will give you a readily accessible dehydrated option for your various recipes.


One of the issues many people, and parents, have is with alertness. Unfortunately, you may be inclined to go with a doctor’s advice and move to a prescription to help with this. If this isn’t the route you want to take, the consider using lemonbalm for mild to moderate alertness issues. You can start with one lemonbalm capsule, cup of tea, or adding it to your juice in the morning. Once you see how well it helps you, you can up the dosage if necessary for your specific issues.

Regulates Blood Sugar

If blood sugar is an issue for you, you may already know about cinnamon is a method for regulation. Unfortunately, cinnamon may be too harsh for certain people. Instead of throwing in the towel, consider using lemonbalm. It can help with regulating and maintaining blood sugar levels throughout the day and especially during cold and flu season when your immune system may have a direct effect on the blood sugar levels of your body. It can also reduce insulin resistance levels as well.

Clears Toxins

If you have been sick recently, you may have noticed an issue with your stomach and digestive system. One of the ways you can help is by clearing toxins from your liver and out of your body. You can do this with lemonbalm. Taken in a tea or pill form, you can introduce the herb orally and help it reach your liver. It will help push the toxins through your liver and help your liver maintain its function as well.

Lemonbalm can also be used daily to help with immune system boosting. Just add it to your juicing routine or to your smoothies for the day. This will give you an easy boost and help maintain your immune system throughout the year.