Briefly about Melissa
Melissa externally very similar to mint. But she has another, lemon scent. Therefore, it is called lemon mint, and even bee mint or lemon grass.
This is a plant from the family of the clearing, whose homeland extends from Persia to the Mediterranean. Melissa is known as spice and medicinal plant for many millennia. It was grown in Ancient Greece, Rome, today it is spread throughout Europe, North America.
Fresh or dried leaves of this plant are added to different dishes to give a special taste, used as an additive in teas, liqueurs, when canning, pickling vegetables. Lemon mint is perfectly combined with all kinds of red meat, fish and mushrooms.
In the pharmaceutical industry, this herb is used to make medicinal teas and other sedatives. Melissa essential oil is popular in perfumery, cosmetology.
Can Melissa Be Pregnant
Melissa and peppermint can be used by women during pregnancy.
The healing properties of the melissa make it possible to use it as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic, hypnotic, sedative. Lemon mint significantly improves appetite, helps to normalize the work of the digestive tract.
As a rule, during pregnancy, it is used to treat insomnia. The leaves of this herb have an antiviral effect and help future mothers to strengthen immunity due to their high content of vitamin C. This is why the herb is extremely useful for pregnant women with colds.
Pregnant women are often capricious, they have hysterics, mood swings due to changes in the hormonal background. Irritability in such cases helps to remove tea from lemon balm due to a mild hypnotic effect on the body.
And in an interesting position, women use this herb as a diuretic in the presence of edemas. Laxative properties of lemon balm help those expectant mothers who suffer from constipation.
The most frequent area of ??application of lemon balm in pregnancy are toxicosis. Early pregnancy and melissa are inseparable, because the herb eliminates vomiting, which greatly interferes with women in early pregnancy. Simultaneously, with early toxicosis, melissa increases appetite.
Like many other herbs, citric lemons have a number of contraindications for use in pregnant women. Do not use the herb for allergies to it. If a woman has hypotension (low blood pressure), then it is also not recommended to use lemongrass.
There is a medical opinion that this herb stimulates the female sex glands, and this causes a violation of the hormonal background. That's why women who carry children in their bosom do not need to be excessively addicted to melissa.
Pregnant, even without contraindications to the use of this herb, you should consult a doctor before starting to use it. He will individually adjust the dosage.
Tea with Melissa in Pregnancy
The best option for pregnant women to use lemon balm is tea. You can add fresh lemon balm leaves to black or green tea, or you can prepare melissa tea. To do this, take 2 tablespoons of the plant, pour them a glass of boiling water, let it brew for 10 minutes. This tea will be strong. It is desirable to dilute it with water, doubling the volume. You can drink it with the addition of cinnamon, a snack with a small amount of honey. It is better to use it in the evening, before going to bed. In sleep disorders, this tea should be drunk every evening.
By the way, Melissa tea can be poured into ice molds and used as an illuminating, toning morning cleanser. The beauty of the future mother will not hurt.
So, Melissa is a soothing friend of a pregnant woman, an assistant for colds, a home cosmetologist. Apply this herb after consulting your doctor.