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Lemon Balm Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Summary | Nutrition Info | Claims | Cautions | Price | How To Take | Verdict

Lemon Balm is a herb, member of the mint family, which is supposed to help people that suffer from heartburn, indigestion and bloating. It is produced by NutraSanus, a producer with experience in producing and shipping supplements.

The company was recently purchased by another, larger dealer of herbal supplements. This is no cause for concern though, as both companies have a good reputation and are acknowledged as viable sources of information and products. You can order Lemon Balm directly from the company website and they also have a refund policy that might prove attractive for potential customers.

Aside from the advertised usage, Lemon Balm might also help people suffering from insomnia and stress. It can also be used to treat cold sores, either by consumption as a tea or applied topically.

As a member of the mint family, there are claims that Lemon Balm can also be used in aromatherapy, providing people with comfort and a mild sedative effect.


1) What is Lemon Balm?

Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family and is most popular for its use in aromatherapy, due to the soothing and anxiolytic effect that it’s been reported to have.

It has proven effective against herpes simplex (the most common cause of cold sores), which lead to stipulations that the product might have an antiviral effect. These claims are not supported by research though, as tests in this sense are still being conducted.

The anxiolytic and mildly sedative actions that Lemon Balm has have been proven in some studies, although the majority of studies regarding these properties have proven inconclusive so far.

One claim that is supported by medical proof is that Lemon Balm has antibacterial and antioxidant properties, although the former is less potent in this plant than it is in other herbal extracts.

Nutrition Info

2) Ingredients of Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm contains: Lemon Balm Extract.

You can also find Lemon Balm in calming supplements like CalmTrex.

3) Is Lemon Balm Right for You?

Lemon Balm, NutraSanus is a type of antioxidant that, like Green Tea, can help a person feel relaxed. It has some sedative properties as well due to it containing volatile oil but is also able to make your body feel more comfortable. Gas, bloating, heartburn, and indigestion afflict people on a daily basis. It can make it hard for them to focus and to sleep well. When taken orally, it is said to reduce problems with anxiety and insomnia.

With the number of people suffering from stress or insomnia growing, it is easy to see why this type of product is sought after. In fact, statistically, more people prefer using similar remedies, than taking sleeping pills to ail them. There have been studies that show the use of Lemon Balm in the form of a liquid such as for aromatherapy can help to calm the body and the mind. Some people also recommend the use of it for reducing symptoms of PMS, to help aid healing, and to lessen the pain from chronic health problems.

Lemon Balm has been shown to offer some relief of cold sores when applied to the lips. In the form of tea, it can be consumed daily. Even with such studies, there is still plenty that isn’t known about how effective Lemon Balm, NutraSanus is.


4) Lemon Balm Claims

  • it is a natural herb extract
  • no reported side-effects
  • has a number of medically proven effects
  • supplying company has a 60-day return policy

5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Lemon Balm

  • the main product claims are not supported by any research
  • no testimonials available on producer’s homepage
  • most available information regarding the effects is based on testimonials rather than medical proof.

6) Lemon Balm Price

If you’re looking for Lemon Balm online, you should purchase it from NutraSanus’ website since prices for similar products that contain Lemon Blam vary from $5 to $10 or more in some cases.

You may place an order by creating an account, but, as always, the cost of shipping depends on where you live. Once the shipment location is entered then the value will be calculated.

How To Take

7) How to Take Lemon Balm

Because the product is a natural extract, it is considered safe for use by all ages; the only counter-indication is for people taking thyroid medication, because Lemon Balm is believed to inhibit the absorption of such products.


8) Our Final Take On Lemon Balm

As a herbal extract, Lemon Balm has been around for quite a number of years; however, a lot of the information regarding this plant seems to be ambiguous. While NutraSanus claims that this product is mainly intended for indigestion and heartburn, there is little medical proof that the plant has any such effect on the gastrointestinal system.

That is not to say that Lemon Balm doesn’t work; there is an overwhelming amount of testimonials and opinions regarding this supplement, most people praising it for its sedative effects and claiming that its antioxidant properties greatly improved the functioning of their body.

Because the product is completely natural and there are no reported side-effects, there seems to be little to lose when trying Lemon Balm, except for the shipping costs which are not covered by the insurance company. Ultimately it is up to the consumer to decide whether this is the right product for them.

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