Lemon balm

Required material

1 - 2 fresh lemon balm leaves


For some people, lemon balm can help for cold sores.

At the first signs of a cold sore, crush a few fresh lemon balm leaves and apply them directly to the affected area.


Lemon balm can have the following effects:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiviral
  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Promotes sleep
  • Soothing


As it can affect thyroid function, persons with thyroid problems shouldn’t use lemon balm. Take care when driving as it makes you sleepy.

Helps against

Blisters on lips (cold sores), herpes labialis


lemon balm

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