Lemon Balm for Stress

Effectiveness

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

Dosage

People in studies consumed 300 - 600 mg of lemon balm extract in a single dose and saw effects.
 

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.