In addition to the most exploited calming and soothing properties, lemon balm also has recognized antispasmodic, antihistamine, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is able to prevent vomiting, purify the gastrointestinal tract, combat the mildest forms of allergy and prevent the onset of bacterial infections. In order for the mother tincture of lemon balm to fully express its healing properties, it is however necessary to take it consistently for several weeks up to a maximum of two months; It is advisable to seek advice from your herbalist, who will evaluate case by case. It can be taken either in a preventive manner, in periods of particular stress or insomnia, or as an emergency remedy to be taken when necessary: in this sense it is ideal for menstrual pains, sudden intestinal spasms and all the pathologies attributable to the irritable colon. Last but not least, it is also important to remember the mild antidepressant action of lemon balm, which the Arabs used as a remedy against "melancholy" already centuries ago. Finally, the pleasant lemon odor of lemon balm - which over the centuries has meant that it was also called "Cedronella" - makes it pleasant to use even in the form of herbal tea, which can be sweetened by adding a teaspoon of honey or of cane sugar.