Melissa is also called lemon mint. This herb has long and successfully established itself as a medicinal plant that helps to improve well-being in various situations. It is also often used in cosmetology. Despite the fact that lemon balm affects the human body very mildly, even this herb has some contraindications.
Melissa is used to relieve overexcitation and to relax, a decoction or tea from this plant fights insomnia. Due to its natural composition, lemon balm can help you lose weight, it makes you feel better during colds. Lemon balm for women is considered very useful. Herbal decoction relieves pain during menstruation, helps to heal some diseases of the genitourinary system. Unlike many other herbs, lemon mint can be consumed while breastfeeding and during pregnancy.
Lemon balm is used not only as an infusion, decoction or tea for ingestion. It can also be applied externally. This medicinal herb effectively fights hair loss, relieves dandruff.
However, despite its many beneficial properties, lemon balm has a number of contraindications for use. Who can not use lemon balm for medicinal or prophylactic purposes?
When not to use lemon mint
The first contraindication is the individual intolerance to this herb. A tendency to allergic reactions can also become a prohibition for using lemon balm externally or internally. In very sensitive people, lemon balm decoction can provoke severe itching, indigestion, headache and general malaise.
Lemon mint is unacceptable for people who suffer from persistent low blood pressure. An additional harm of lemon balm lies in the fact that it causes inhibition of reactions, can provoke a breakdown, severe drowsiness, dizziness, chills. Therefore, it is not recommended to drink tea with lemon balm in the morning, it is better to refuse it to people who get behind the wheel, work with any dangerous equipment. Melissa soothes and relieves anxiety well, but it is better not to lean on this herb before any important events.
Do not use lemon balm during acute inflammatory processes, including externally. If you use compresses or lotions with lemon mint in such a state, you can aggravate the condition, increase inflammation. You cannot wipe the skin with a decoction of this herb if there is any damage (wounds, cuts). In the presence of acne and acne, purulent processes on the surface of the skin, it is also better to refuse lemon balm.
This medicinal plant is able to enhance the effect of individual drugs, in particular sedatives, hypnotics, tranquilizers. Therefore, during the course of treatment with such drugs from the use of lemon grass, you must refrain.