Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) has been used since ancient times to calm the mind, heart and body—it was traditionally used to uplift the spirits and to enhance memory. Lemon balm is an aromatic mint with calming properties. Lemon balm can be very helpful for those times when nerves, headaches or mild depression are preventing you from relaxing and getting a good night’s sleep. Lemon balm’s sedative and analgesic properties make it a favorite remedy for many women experiencing occasional menstrual discomfort. Clinical data has shown that lemon balm supports stress management.