The caffeic and rosemarinic acids in lemon balm offer profound antibacterial and antiviral properties when taken in both oral and topical form. These acids are particularly effective against strep throat, mumps and herpes among other things.
Recent studies have demonstrated that Lemon Balm is extremely effective at reducing the herpes simplex virus on the skin, gram-positive bacteria and candida albicans. In addition, studies have shown that Lemon Balm treated people did not have a single recurrence of the infection and that Lemon Balm reduces the healing time of both genital and oral herpes.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.