Lemon Balm

Actions: Antidepressant, sedative, digestive stimulant, antibacterial, promotes sweating, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, relaxes/restores nervous system

Lemon Balm is one of my favorite herbs. It is vibrant and uplifting, and is great for depression or tension. Its cooling character provides relief from fevers associated with colds or the flu. It eases the sting of insect bites, while also repelling the insects themselves. Lemon balm is one of the most useful herbs when managing cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus.