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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L.)

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Classification: Perennial;


Plant Family: Family: Lamiaceae(Mint family); Genus: Melissa; Specie(s): M. officinalis;


Common nicknames(Varieties/Strains): bee balm, honey balm[2]


Parts Used: Mostly the leaves;


Native Habitat: South-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia[1] It grows in the wild in and near: sandy and scrubby areas, as well as damp wasteland, high elevations that range from sea level, to the mountains[2] Keep these things in mind if you plan on cultivating Lemon balm. You'll want to recreate the natural soil conditions in order for a successful grow. With plants like this that tend to prefer more poor soils, and sandy areas to inhabit, they'll do find if you dilute some potting soil with white sand or unfertile dirt. I grow it, and in well drained soil it does great.


History: The use of herbs as medicine is nothing new. In fact, all of modern medicine would not nor could not exist, if it were not for natural remedies. Scholars have found records concerning the use of Lemon Balm(Melissa officinalis) for over 2000 years![6] A book called the Historia Plantarum (written in 300 B.C.) and the Materia Medica ( written in aprox 50-80 B.C)., both detail its medical use.[6] It was known to be good for the brain in ancient days as well, even before modern phytochemical analysis in the labs, or before modern clinical trials could confirm it (from a more scientific / laboratory oriented perspective.) Even the bible tells us that leaves are medicine. M. officinalis is sold and combined with over 59 other products in the German pharmaceutical industry's current "Rote Liste" 2001 drug catalog[6] Beware of socialist plots to take over markets, and rig all health related industries under the rule of the serpent behind modern pharmaceuticals. ( see Pharmakeia deception blog )


Properties/Medicinal Benefits: Antimicrobial; The Anti-microbial properties Lemon balm extracts high in rosmarinic acid, were evaluated in the science lab, and were confirmed[2]. Anti-inflammatory;[2] Pain reliever;[2] Anti-anxiety;[2] Anti-stress;[2][5] Anti-oxidant;[2] One academic source states that: "Melissa officinalis showed strong reducing power and exhibited a significant inhibition of deoxyribose degradation"[2] anti-depressant[5]; There have been many studies on Lemon Balms medicinal properties: In one study, it was conluded that: "Lemon balm significantly improved mean anxiety and depression scores compared with the placebo"[5] Sedative[5]; Spasmolytic[5], and anti-bacterial[6] It also has "cholinergic binding properties"[6] which may benefit Alzheimer's disease. It's good for gastrointestinal ailments, as well as sleep disturbances as well[6]


Despite what many foolish people have been indoctrinated into believing, herbal medicine DOES have science to back up the FACT that it works.[4] Studies are consistent time and time again. Lemon Balm has been shown to calm nerves and protect the body from bacterial infections[4]. It's even shown to be effective against herpes simplex[4]. Studies have proven that it can increase healing time, and extend the distance between infections[4].


Works well with: Pretty much anything that's good for you. It's a mint member so it blends well with other mints. It's good to combine with Ginkgo biloba for its nootropic properties ( assuming that it is safe for you to take Ginkgo )


What is phytochemistry: Phytochemistry is a branch of science that studies the pharmacology of herbal remedies. Phytochemistry peers beneath the surface of these herbs, to the invisible realm of drugs that exist within them! Some examples of the worlds most popular phytochemicals includes: THC, CBD, Caffeine, Cocaine, and Morphine, etc etc! Not one of the drugs I just mentioned were invented by human beings, rather they were are all pulled out of plants ( extracted, free-based, isolated ), or they can be re-produced completely artificially. God is the true author of all drugs and medicines. Serpent medical merely copies him, or tries to. The bottom line is that all chemistry illustrates Gods intelligent design, and his love for us. Chemistry also confirms for us that God wanted us to use seed bearing herbs as medicine, and not pharmaceuticals. The verse that I would like to share that illustrates these self evident truths is: Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power; 21 because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened... Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things"


So it's saying that there's no excuse not to believe in, not to have faith in, and not to place your trust in God. His existence, intelligent design, and love can be seen by all the medicinal plants that he has given us to recieve with THANKS. "They glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful". It's saying that instead of seeing this, and praising God for it, they denied his intelligent design, and made their own drugs instead. Instead of giving thanks to God and recognizing his intelligent design, they made pharmacecutical companies their God instead, and praised them instead of God. They put their faith in man and his drugs, rather than the creator and his drugs. The verse in romans is also talking about how people make idols of things that exist in nature, and the same is so with drugs. Delta8thc for example, is made in the likeness of real THC(made by God). LSD is another example of a drug that's made in the likeness of its natural source(LSA/ergot). Both LSD and Delta8thc are pharmaceuticals, and both are idols.

Phytochemistry is literally the study of the pharmacology of plants.


Phytochemicals: The leaf contains the following phytochemicals: flavonoids (quercitrin, rhamnocitrin, luteolin), polyphenolic compounds (rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid(also found in Damiana), and protocatechuic acid), monoterpenoid aldehyde, monoterpene glycosides, triterpenes (ursolic and oleanolic acids), sesquiterpenes, tannins, and essential oils (citral)[2] Melisa officinalis also produces: terepenes, glucasinolates, anthocyanins and alkaloids[3] Anthocyanins are what gives purple cannabis its color, as well as fruits and vegetables. They're good for your eyes, among other things. More phytochemicals present in Lemon balm: monoterpenoid aldehydes(inluding citronellal[used in industrial products as a mosquitto repellant), neral, and geranial), flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds like monoterpene glycosides[6]

All of these are documented on academic databases like PubChem and Google Scholar. I link to them at the bottom of every page. [ Note this is not all of them that exist within the plant, and I never claim to cover every one of them. I try to get as many as possible listed though. ]


Quick Investigative Note: Any given herb, or piece of food, contains a wide range of medicinally active chemical components. Science and its religous followers(scientist), are not interested in a collective reach towards goals pertaining to higher goodness. They're interested in recognition(praise, worship, adoration, rewards(money,fame,etc). If they were interested in the greater good, then they would start a movement to educate the public on the pharmacology of herbs and food. They would seek to have phytochemicals listed on nutrition labels... Nutrition labels list very little, and only a small fraction of whats actually in the food item.. They leave out phytochemicals on these labels.. Upon reading a ton of academic journals on members of this plants family, I can see a pattern of brain health emerging in the data. In other words, plants in the Labiate family like Salvia officinalis tend to be good for the brain, and preventing Alzheimers disease.[6] The genetic modification of seed bearing herbs, human beings, and the prohibition of natural medicines, coupled with other abominations, will only result in the death of humanity, rather than its liberation.


We know enough about the pharmacological constituents produced by plants to effectively live healthy lives. The powers that be are policing the truth, and seeking to eliminate any means for those living below the poverty line to access health giving sustenance. The socialist are making it where healthy living is becoming more and more of a privilage, and less and less of a human right. Health related businesses are under attack, and you can expect the fortune 500 supremacist to continue to attempt to lobby away civilian entrepaneurship. Socialist are seeking to rig the economy, and destroy the best businesses that are out there. Meridian Botanicals, Edens Ethnobotanicals, Bouncing Bear Botanicals, Botanical Spirit, ArenaEthnobotanicals, and my old projet "Botanical Guides", were all targeted, sabotaged, and wrongfully destroyed by neo nazi's and other socialist groups that have infiltrated the U.S. government. That's a whole other story though, titled.. "What happened to Edens Ethnos?"


Warnings: Socialist are buying up seed companies and pushing genetically engineered seeds that are NOT the way that God made them. They're using blackhat negative seo tactics to lower peoples income and traffic on Google, sabotaging small businesses by various means including: getting people booted from affiliate programs by various black hat means, spamdexing their websites to have them delisted or perform worse in the serps, baiting entrepaneurs with large quantities of kratom and hemp produts ( they make raids when laws change, steal the products, and then bait those they hate, and ultimately steal the products back, and then sell them on the street illegally ) They're in the police departments, FBI, DEA, IRS, etc. Civilians be ready to defend, and government employees get on some good intel. The homeland is under attack, and the culprits are in the homeland. They're freemasons, neo nazi's, and other supremacy cults. Now is the time to grow a survival garden(using only non-gmo seeds), and separate yourself from the world, and the fortune-500 economy. Stock up on organic soil and survival supplies while you still can, and prepare to live without money. I'm hearing reports of farmers being told to cease operations. Do not comply! DEFEND!


Ezekiel 47:12 "And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine."


Preparations: Tea, tincture, capsules.. What I like best about Lemon Balm is that you can eat it right off of the plant. You can do this with any plant technically, but this one actually taste good. It's as much of a culinary delight as it is a medicinal herb. I would learn to include it into your culinary arts practices. It's fun to learn how flavors and aromas mix or don't mix, because you can create medicines that are not just based on their pharmacological synergy, but their taste, and aroma as well. After all, medicine doesn't have to taste like crap.I will update this section with some DIY recipes and the like.


Aromatic use: Lemon balm produces lemon terpenes. It can be tossed in a mason jar with your Cannabis to add a lemon scent ( some bud taste and smells of lemon, so people are used to this and know the aromas blend well ) I also like to add some of it into the jar with Tobacco while I'm curing it. I like to experiment with different things when doing this, like vanille, mint, cinnamon, and even Sassafras are great for aromatic curing aids. The aroma will infuse with the flavor of whatever else is in the jar with it. Once every now and then ( weekly, daily, or whenever ), you should open the top of the jar and allow the air to refresh. This process is known as curing, and will remove any chlorophyl taste(taste like hose water) in the end product.


How To Grow Lemon Balm Herb

Lemon baln herb is one of the easiest things to grow in the world. It's easier to grow from cuttings ( or "clones" if you prefer to call them that ). It can easily be sown from seeds as well, but I prefer cuttings. It comes back every single year, and is resiliant. Topping it encourages new growth, and bushes the plant out more. Entire branches can be cutt from the plant, and then repotted, to grow into full, mature plants of their own. It's delicious to eat it right off the plant.



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Genesis 1:29 "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for nourishment(health; meat; food; wellness; vitality)".


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Academic Sources:

[2] Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, and Ali Hassan. "Medicinal benefits of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) for human health." World Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1.1 (2022): 028-033.

[3] Hassan, R. A., Abotaleb, S. T., Hamed, H. B., & Eldeen, M. S. (2019). Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Melissa officinalis L.(lemon balm) extracts. Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Biotechnology, 10(9), 183-187.

[5] Ghazizadeh, J., Sadigh‐Eteghad, S., Marx, W., Fakhari, A., Hamedeyazdan, S., Torbati, M., ... & Mirghafourvand, M. (2021). The effects of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) on depression and anxiety in clinical trials: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Phytotherapy Research, 35(12), 6690-6705.

[6] D.O Kennedy, Andrew B Scholey, N.T.J Tildesley, E.K Perry, K.A Wesnes, Modulation of mood and cognitive performance following acute administration of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm), Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, Volume 72, Issue 4, 2002, Pages 953-964, ISSN 0091-3057, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0091-3057(02)00777-3. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091305702007773)

Via: scholar.google.com

Book sources:

Richard Evans Schultes, et al. Plants of the Gods : Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers. Rochester, Vt., Healing Arts Press, 2001.

[4] (Gottlieb, Dollemore 1995 58) New Choices In Natural Healing: Over 1,800 of the Best Self-Help Remedies from the World of Alternative Medicine ISBN: 0875962572 Pages: 59, 179, 247, 323, 60

Encyclopedia references / sources:

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_balm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytochemistry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytochemicals

Resources / Links:

PubChem The National Library Of Medicine

Google Scholar scholar.google.com

Jstor.org

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