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Lemon Balm Tea

(Melissa officinalis L.)



Traditionally, infusions of lemon balm have been drunk to relieve mental stress and anxiety, aid sleep and to provide symptomatic relief of mild gastrointestinal complaints including bloating and flatulence.1 A European Medicines Authority report confirmed these uses are “well documented in recognised handbooks."2




1 http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Herbal_-_HMPC_assessment_report/2013/08/WC500147187.pdf page 16

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