Lemon Balm

Lemon-balm-400x266Native to the Eastern Mediterranean, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) is a perennial herb, which now grows wild all over Europe. A member of the mint family, it grows up to two feet high. In the spring and summer clusters of small light yellow flowers appear where the leaves meet the stem. Rubbing your fingers on the leaves releases a lovely lemony smell.

History of Use

Lemon balm has been used for thousands of years to ease digestive problems and as a feel-good mood lifter. It is often mentioned in the Greek and Latin classics and the ancients commonly steeped lemon balm leaves in wine to help bring fevers down and to lift the spirits. It was used in the Middle Ages to improve appetite and ease the pain and discomfort associated with poor digestion as well as to reduce stress and anxiety and to promote sleep.

The herbalist John Gerard writing in the 16th Century declared that: ‘it comforteth the hart and driveth way all melancholie and sadnesse,’ while it was praised by the German herbalist Paracelsus as an elixir of youth.

Since April 2014, all herbal medicines for sale in the UK and Europe must be approved by the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) having been rigorously checked for safety and quality. They must also display the Traditional Herbal Registration ‘THR’ logo on their pack.

Registered herbal medicines containing lemon balm are used today for the temporary relief of symptoms of mild anxiety, to aid sleep and for mild digestive complaints such bloating and flatulence, based on traditional use only.

The following products contain Lemon Balm


  • Olbas for Children
    Olbas for Children
    For the relief of children’s blocked noses.
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  • Herbal Store Slimming Aid

    A herbal remedy traditionally used for the treatment of obesity.
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  • Herbal Store Sleep Aid
    Herbal Store Sleep Aid
    A traditional herbal remedy to promote a natural calming sleep.
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  • Venaforce Horse Chestnut GR* tablets
    Venaforce Horse Chestnut GR* tablets
    Venaforce is a traditional herbal medicinal product for relieving the symptoms of varicose veins. Based on traditional use only.
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  • PERIAGNA
    PERIAGNA
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating and menstrual cramps.
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  • EKINALIFE
    EKINALIFE
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and influenza type infections.
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  • GOOD-NITE
    GOOD-NITE
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to aid sleep.
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  • Potter’s Senna Constipation Relief Tablets

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  • Natures Aid MigraEeze
    Natures Aid MigraEeze
    Natures Aid MigraEeze (Feverfew) is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the prevention of migraine headaches based on traditional use only.
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  • Dormeasan Sleep Valerian-Hops Oral Drops
    Dormeasan Sleep Valerian-Hops Oral Drops
    Dormeasan Sleep is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances resulting from mild anxiety. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Prostasan Saw Palmetto Capsules
    Prostasan Saw Palmetto Capsules
    Prostasan is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve urinary discomfort in men with an enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH). Based on traditional use only.
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  • Olbas Oil Inhalant Decongestant
    Olbas Oil Inhalant Decongestant
    Relief from catarrh, colds and blocked sinuses.
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  • Natures Aid DigestEeze
    Natures Aid DigestEeze
    Natures Aid Milk Thistle is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over indulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach based on traditional use only.
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  • Phynova Joint and Muscle Relief Tablets
    Phynova Joint and Muscle Relief Tablets
    Phynova Joint and Muscle Relief tablets is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of backache, minor sports injuries, rheumatic or muscular pain, and general aches and pains in the muscles and joints, based on traditional use only.
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  • Uva-ursi & Echinacea Cystitis oral drops
    Uva-ursi & Echinacea Cystitis oral drops
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve minor urinary complaints associated with cystitis in women, such as burning sensation during urination and/or frequent urination, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
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  • Vitabiotics Echinacea Tablets
    Vitabiotics Echinacea Tablets
    Vitabiotics Echinacea is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve symptoms of common cold and influenza type infections. Exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
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  • HRI COLD & FLU ECHINACEA
    HRI COLD & FLU ECHINACEA
    HRI Cold & Flu Echinacea is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and influenza (flu) type infections based on traditional use only.
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  • Echinaforce Hot Drink Cold & Flu Echinacea concentrate for oral solution
    Echinaforce Hot Drink Cold & Flu Echinacea concentrate for oral solution
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve symptoms of the common cold and influenza type infections, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
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  • Atrogel Muscle Aches & Pains Arnica Gel
    Atrogel Muscle Aches & Pains Arnica Gel
    Atrogel is a traditional herbal medicinal product for relieving muscular aches and pains. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Vitabiotics Valerian Tablets
    Vitabiotics Valerian Tablets
    Vitabiotics Valerian is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances and mild anxiety. Exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
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  • Natures Aid JointEeze
    Natures Aid JointEeze
    Natures Aid JointEeze Devils Claw Root Extract is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of backache, rheumatic or muscular pain and general aches and pains in the muscles and joints, based on traditional use only.
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  • HYPERIDRINE
    HYPERIDRINE
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety.
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  • Natures Aid PremEeze
    Natures Aid PremEeze
    Natures Aid PremEeze Agnus Castus is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve premenstrual symptoms such as: irritability; mood swings; breast tenderness; bloating and menstrual cramps. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Atrosan Devil’s Claw Tablets
    Atrosan Devil's Claw Tablets
    Atrosan is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of rheumatic or muscular pain, general aches and pains in the muscles and joints, and backache. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Echinaforce Echinacea Tablets
    Echinaforce Echinacea Tablets
    Echinaforce is a traditional herbal remedy for relieving the symptoms of Colds, Flu & Upper respiratory tract infections.
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  • Echinaforce Forte Cold & Flu Tablets
    Echinaforce Forte Cold & Flu Tablets
    Echinaforce Forte is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Ashton and Parsons Infant’s Powder
    Ashton and Parsons Infant's Powder
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething which are sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling based on traditional use only.
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  • Menoforce Sage Tablets
    Menoforce Sage Tablets
    Menoforce is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve excessive sweating associated with the menopause. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Kalms Night
    Kalms Night
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances, based on traditional use only.
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  • About Burdock…

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  • Echinaforce Chewable Cold & Flu Tablets
    Echinaforce Chewable Cold & Flu Tablets
    Echinaforce Chewable is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu.
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  • Potter’s Echinacea Tincture with Elderberry Juice Flavour
    Potter's Echinacea Tincture with Elderberry Juice Flavour
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  • Kalms Lavender One-a-Day
    Kalms Lavender One-a-Day
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of the symptoms of mild anxiety such as stress and nervousness. Based on traditional use only.
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  • HRI Water Balance
    HRI Water Balance
    HRI Water Balance is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of mild water retention. Based on traditional use only.
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  • HRI COLDCARE TABLETS
    HRI COLDCARE TABLETS
    HRI COLDCARE is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and influenza (flu) type infections based on traditional use only.
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  • Stress Relief Daytime Valerian-Hops Oral Drops
    Stress Relief Daytime Valerian-Hops Oral Drops
    Stress Relief Daytime is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of symptoms of stress and mild anxiety. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Natures Aid SleepEezy
    Natures Aid SleepEezy
    SleepEezy is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances due to symptoms of mild anxiety based on traditional use only.
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  • Vitabiotics St John’s Wort Tablets
    Vitabiotics St John’s Wort Tablets
    Vitabiotics St John’s Wort is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
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  • Herbal Store Milk Thistle Tablets
    Herbal Store Milk Thistle Tablets
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over indulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach based on traditional use only.
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  • Kalms Day
    Kalms Day
    Traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress such as mild anxiety based on traditional use only.
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  • SALVIAN
    SALVIAN
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of excessive sweating associated with the menopause
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  • Olbas Inhaler
    Olbas Inhaler
    Relief from catarrh, colds and blocked sinuses, hayfever and influenza.
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  • HRI MILK THISTLE
    HRI MILK THISTLE
    HRI Milk Thistle is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over indulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Potter’s Antitis Cystitis Relief
    Potter’s Antitis Cystitis Relief
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to help flushing of the urinary tract and to assist in minor urinary complaints associated with cystitis in women, based on traditional use only.
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  • Bronchoforce Chesty Cough Ivy Complex Oral Drops
    Bronchoforce Chesty Cough Ivy Complex Oral Drops
    Bronchoforce is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve chesty coughs, mucus coughs and catarrh. Based on traditional use only.
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  • HRI CLEAR COMPLEXION
    HRI CLEAR COMPLEXION
    HRI Clear Complexion is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the symptomatic relief of minor skin conditions such as spots, pimples, blemishes, mild acne, and mild eczema
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  • Hyperiforce St John’s Wort Tablets
    Hyperiforce St John's Wort Tablets
    Hyperiforce is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Kalms Night One-a-Night
    Kalms Night One-a-Night
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances, based on long standing traditional use only.
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  • SILAMARIE
    SILAMARIE
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over indulgence of food and drink, such as headache and upset stomach
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  • Natures Aid Ucalm
    Natures Aid Ucalm
    Ucalm is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety based on traditional use only.
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  • Digestisan Oral Drops
    Digestisan Oral Drops
    Digestisan is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve indigestion and feelings of fullness and flatulence associated with over-indulgence in food or drink or both. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Natures Aid EchinEeze
    Natures Aid EchinEeze
    Natures Aid EchinEeze is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and influenza type infections based on traditional use only.
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  • Teangi
    Teangi
    For the relief of minor skin conditions such as spots, pimples, dry chapped skin, nappy rash and sunburn, as well as for the treatment of cuts, minor burns, and wounds.
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  • Herbal Store Stress Relief Tablets
    Herbal Store Stress Relief Tablets
    A traditional herbal remedy to aid relaxation from everyday stresses.
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  • Bronchosan Pine Cough Syrup
    Bronchosan Pine Cough Syrup
    Bronchosan is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of coughs. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Vitabiotics Devil’s Claw Tablets
    Vitabiotics Devil’s Claw Tablets
    Vitabiotics Devil’s Claw is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of backache, rheumatic or muscular pain, and general aches and pains in the muscles and joints. Based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
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  • Echinaforce Echinacea Drops
    Echinaforce Echinacea Drops
    A traditional herbal remedy used for the symptomatic relief of colds, influenza type infections and similar upper respiratory tract conditions.
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  • A.Vogel Agnus castus oral drops
    A.Vogel Agnus castus oral drops
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating and menstrual cramps, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
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  • HRI GOOD MOOD
    HRI GOOD MOOD
    HRI GOOD MOOD is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety based on traditional use only.
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  • VALDRIAN
    VALDRIAN
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of symptoms of mild anxiety and to aid sleep.
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  • HerbalStore – Echinacea cold and flu relief
    HerbalStore  - Echinacea cold and flu relief
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and influenza type infections based on traditional use only.
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  • Herbal Store Echinacea
    Herbal Store Echinacea
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the symptomatic relief of minor skin conditions, such as spots, pimples and blemishes. Based on traditional use only.
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  • Echinaforce Sore Throat Spray
    Echinaforce Sore Throat Spray
    Echinaforce Sore Throat Spray is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve sore throats associated with coughs, colds and flu. Based on traditional use only.
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  • AvenaCalm Avena Sativa Oral Drops
    AvenaCalm Avena Sativa Oral Drops
    AvenaCalm is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with mild stress such as: – Mild anxiety – To help sleep This is based on traditional use only.
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  • Natures Aid StressEeze
    Natures Aid StressEeze
    A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress such as fatigue, exhaustion and mild anxiety, based on traditional use only.
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