Lemon Balm for Insomnia

Effectiveness

Lemon Balm rates as a possibly effective treatment for anxiety. There are 2 studies which confirm its effectiveness.
 

Dosage

People in studies consumed 300 mg of lemon balm extract twice daily for 15 days and saw improvement.
 

Safety

Lemon balm rates as likely safe when used orally. It has Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) status in the US.
 

Adverse Reactions

Orally, lemon balm can increase appetite.
It may also cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and wheezing, but these events are uncommon.
 

Interactions

Alcohol. Be cautious with this combination.
Antidiabetes drugs. Be cautious with this combination.
Barbiturates and CNS depressants. Be cautious with this combination.
Thyroid hormone.  Be cautious with this combination.