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Lemon balm

Main properties:
  • useful for anxiety, insomnia, sleep problems, and restlessness
  • recommended for students during exams
  • children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Quality guarantee:
  • All herbs are grown in Chile
  • Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs
  • The company is also supported by CORFO

More details

Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family, which grows up to 1.5m. Its leaves have a gentle lemon scent and small white flowers, which attract bees (where the Greek name come from).

Botanical name

Melissa officinalis

Other names

Balm, Balm mint, Cure-All, Dropsy Plant, Honey Plant, Melisa, Melissa, Sweet Balm, Sweet Mary, Toronjil, Blsamo de Limn

Plant part used


Benefits of lemon balm for your health

  • Lemon balm has calming effects, which makes it useful for anxiety, insomnia, sleep problems, and restlessness. These calming effects will also reduce rapid heartbeat due to nervousness and can help people with high blood pressure.
  • It increases the ability to concentrate and is recommended for students who need to work a lot during exams.
  • Herpes: Polyphenols in the plant have a positive effect in the treatment of cold sores and to fight the herpes virus.
  • Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer's disease: a study found that it improves memory and can lengthen attention span in people with Alzheimer
  • Children suffering from attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from using lemon balm.
  • Lemon balm, with green tea, is a good remedy for Hyperthyroidism, an autoimmune disease involving the thyroid (Graves' disease).

Use and dosage

Which format is best for you? How often should you take it? Let's have a look.

Capsules: take 1 capsule 3 times a day.

Choose capsules if you need to carry the herb with you during the day (at work for example). That's the best format if you don't have time to do an infusion, or if you don't like the herbal taste of infusions.

Infusion bags: Drink 3 cups per day. Infuse one bag 3 minutes in hot water

If you like drinking infusions, infusion bags are the most convenient choice. The right amount of herb has been put in the bag to allow you to do one cup of infusion, without having to spend time measuring the quantity of herb to add in the cup.

Bulk format: Drink 3 cups per day. Infuse one tablespoon in one liter of hot water for 3 minutes. For smaller quantity (such as a mug), use one teaspoon.

Bulk format is a little less convenient to use because you need to put the correct amount of herb in the water, and have a filter to remove it after 3 minutes (otherwise the infusion will have a very strong herbal taste that some people do not like). This bulk format is yet still useful if you want to prepare a larger quantity of infusion, notably when you want to use the infusion topically, by applying it to the skin with a compress (for bruises and hematomas or example).


Safe if used in moderation.

Pregnancy use

Lemon balm is safe to use during pregnancy. It has a calming effect and helps relieve irritability, which can be helpful during pregnancy

Shipping in Chile

Shipping is available for all Chile. Products are sent by CorreosChile.

Most products are shipped on the next day. Some products that we do not sell frequently (such as essential oils in bottles of 10mL or 30mL) require an extra day. This is due to the fact that they are made to order by the manufacturer, so that you get the freshest product possible.

For more information, you can click here to view the FAQ, or contact us by mail or chat.

Pick-up in Santiago

We are an online retailer. Therefore, the address mentioned at the bottom of the website is not a shop and no products are sold there.

However, free delivery is possible near station Tobalaba. We are usually available for our clients on Tuesday and Thursday between 6:00pm and 7:30pm, and on Wednesday and Friday between 1:30pm and 3pm.

You must first confirm and pay your order online. We will then send you an email when your order is ready (usually the next day), so that you can come to pick your order.

Shipping in Latin America

We plan to start shipping in Latin America from first half of 2016. If you are interested, feel free to contact us for more information. So that we can better assist you, we recommend you to create an account, then add to your cart the products you want us to ship to you. This will allow us to give you a more precise quote quickly.

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