Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Lemon balm is a mild sedative, spasmolytic, and may gently help regulate thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid function.

 


Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) can help with the following

Metabolic  

Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

A mild sedative, spasmolytic, it may also gently help regulate thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid function.



Key

Likely to help

Glossary

Sedative

Calming, quieting; drug that quiets nervous excitement.

Hormones

Chemical substances secreted by a variety of body organs that are carried by the bloodstream and usually influence cells some distance from the source of production. Hormones signal certain enzymes to perform their functions and, in this way, regulate such body functions as blood sugar levels, insulin levels, the menstrual cycle, and growth. These can be prescription, over-the-counter, synthetic or natural agents. Examples include adrenal hormones such as corticosteroids and aldosterone; glucagon, growth hormone, insulin, testosterone, estrogens, progestins, progesterone, DHEA, melatonin, and thyroid hormones such as thyroxine and calcitonin.

Thyroid

Thyroid Gland: An organ with many veins. It is at the front of the neck. It is essential to normal body growth in infancy and childhood. It releases thyroid hormones - iodine-containing compounds that increase the rate of metabolism, affect body temperature, regulate protein, fat, and carbohydrate catabolism in all cells. They keep up growth hormone release, skeletal maturation, and heart rate, force, and output. They promote central nervous system growth, stimulate the making of many enzymes, and are necessary for muscle tone and vigor.

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