Lemon balm, is a lemon-scented herb that was commonly found in Europe in the Middle Ages but is now grown around the world. Traditionally, it was used as a mild sedative and calming agent and is now being researched for its possible antianxiety effects. Lemon balm is â€œgenerally recognized as safeâ€ by the FDA.
Lemon balm can help ease anxiety, improve mood, and improve sleep,
The leaves of the plant are commonly made into tea. As a supplement, lemon balm can also be found in tablet and capsule form, and its extract is available in creams and ointments, and as an essential oil.