Lemon Balm: Natural Remedy For Anxiety & Insomnia

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a herb that belongs to the mint family. It has a subtle lemon flavor and aroma.

Lemon balm has a long history of medicinal uses. Scientific evidence suggests that it may be effective for treating herpes, anxiety and insomnia.

Lemon Balm For Anxiety & Insomnia

Since lemon balm has anti-stress and anti-anxiety properties, it is used as a mild sedative and sleeping aid. It is usually combined with valerian, which is another traditional herbal remedy for insomnia, anxiety, and nervous restlessness.

Clinical Studies: Lemon Balm Leaf Extract Reduces Stress & Anxiety In Both Humans & Animals

In 2011, a 15-day study was conducted to assess the efficacy of Cyracos, a standardized Melissa officinalis L. (lemon balm leaf) extract on stressed patients with mild-to-moderate anxiety disorders and sleep disturbances. Each of the 20 patients took 300mg of Cyracos in the morning and evening for 15 days. It was reported that Cyracos:
- reduced anxiety manifestations by 18%,
- improved anxiety-associated symptoms by 15%,
- lowered insomnia by 42%.

In addition,
- 19 out of 20 (95%) patients responded to treatment,
- 14 out of 20 (70%) patients achieved full remission from anxiety,
- 17 out of 20 (85%) patients achieved full remission from insomnia, and
- 14 out of 20 (70%) patients achieved full remission from both anxiety and insomnia.

Lemon balm is approved by the German Commission E for nervous sleeping disorders and mild gastrointestinal complaints.

Where to Buy Cyracos Lemon Balm Extract

Life Extension Natural Stress Relief is dietary supplement formulated with Cyracos lemon balm extract. It is available at:
- Life Extension
- eVitamins

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