Lemon Balm – Natural Remedies for Digestive Disorders

 

 

Lemon Balm Best Alternatives to Drug Medications

Herbal medication has increased popularity in recent years. Most people prefer herbal medications to drug medications because it is safe and equally effective. More reports have revealed harmful effects of drugs substances to our human body. Recent studies have shown that proton pump inhibitors which are among the most widely used drug to treat digestive problems, have far more potential adverse effects that previously thought. In view of this, natural herbal remedy has emerged as alternatives to replace drug medications. Lemon balm is among the most popular herbs recommended by herbalists to prevent or even reverse some problematic digestive issues naturally.

Lemon Balm Is a Carminatives Herb

Lemon balm is carminatives herb as it helps to dispel gas, ease griping pains, improve digestion problems and prevent bloating. A study by the University of Michigan Health System, has found that lemon balm possesses an oil nutrient called terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons that help to produce the calming effects, to improve indigestion and acid reflux, to relieve gas and bloating.

LB for Digestive Disorders

Lemon balm stimulates your liver to produce bile that helps the digestion of fatty foods in the small intestine and can enhance the appetite. It helps to prevent formation of stones and to assists liver detoxification enzymes.

NOTE: Others carminatives herbs are sage, mint, dill, rosemary, fennel, lavender, peppermint, celery seed, angelica, aniseed, caraway, valerian, garlic, cardamom, ginger, parsley, wormwood, thyme, motherwort and juniper.

Lemon Balm Is an Antispasmodic Herb

Antispasmodic herb is an herb that able to relax muscle spasms. According to Bastyr University’s Materia Medica, lemon balm possesses valuable properties that can ease muscle contraction. It is very helpful in relieving intestinal and smoothing muscle spasms especially in tubular organs of the gastrointestinal tract.

NOTE: Others antispasmodic herbs are lavender, fennel, kava kava, catnip, garlic, hawthorn berries, thyme, wormwood, black cohosh, anise seed, skullcap, valerian, tansy, Virginia snake root, wild yam, peppermint, spearmint, chamomile, red raspberry, yarrow and etc.

Lemon Balm Is a Nervine Herb

LB for digestion

Our body digestive system is often well connected to our tension, anxiety and stress levels. When we are disrupted by emotional upset, anxiety, stress and insomnia, it can develop to digestive disturbances and directly affect the digestive tract. Lemon balm is an effective nervine herb. Commission E of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has confirmed the effectiveness of lemon balm in treating “functional gastrointestinal complaints”. It helps to restore the nervous system, reduce and naturally relief the digestive system.

NOTE: Others nervines herbs are chamomile, st. john’s wort, linden, catnip, valerian, oat tops, california poppy, black cohosh, passion flower, hops, borage, damiana and etc.

How To Use Lemon Balm As an Herbal Remedy

In Europe, lemon balm tea is widely used to treat anxiety and digestive problems. Lemon balm tea can be easily prepared by steeping its dried leaves in hot water. You can also take lemon balm in capsules or tincture.

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