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About melissa everyone knows, who knows how to relax and to know all the ways to achieve this peaceful state. Tea with lemon balm, benefit and harm of which are well understood in connection with the active cultivation of the plant, is present in every gourmet menu. How to brew it? What useful properties have a drink? Which specific features should remember to avoid risks?
Melissa - a plant that belongs to the family Lamiaceae. This powerful "cooperation" has more than 7000 species, among which are basil, mint, oregano, marjoram and other aromatic herbs. Although lemon balm is considered the birthplace of the Mediterranean and South Africa, its range is much wider. Where not only growing, this fragrant herb - and in the Caucasus, in Asia and in Europe. A cultivating plants engaged in pre-revolutionary Russia, not to mention the present.
However, the history of this medicinal plant more than one millennium. So for any quality balm revered? Why is tea made from lemon balm, benefit and harm is being actively discussed in the Women's Forum, to be included in the menu of every civilized man (with a few exceptions)? The whole thing - in a unique composition that causes the least unique properties. As a part of balm contains the following active ingredients: essential oil - more than 200 components, and for the lemon scent meet neral and geraniol; phenylpropanoids - rosmarinic acid, chlorogenic acid, ferulic and sinapic acids; flavonoids, tannins, coumarins; vitamins - especially B, C, carotene; Minerals - potassium magnesium, selenium, zinc, calcium and iron. This sedation - The complex of useful properties of the ground should be allocated. Among other - antidepressant, antispasmodic, immunomodulatory, anti-viral, anti-allergic and anti-microbial. Tea with lemon balm - this is not only a great relaxant, but also a great remedy for a wide range of diseases.