In this Article
- What other names is Lemon Balm known by?
- What is Lemon Balm?
- How does Lemon Balm work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Lemon Balm.
Some information suggests that lemon balm might be safe when taken in appropriate amounts by infants for up to a week and by older children under age 12 for up to one month.
When taken by mouth, lemon balm can cause some side effects including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and wheezing.
When applied to the skin, there is one report of irritation and one report of increased cold sore symptoms.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lemon balm during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children. Lemon balm is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken appropriately by mouth for short periods of time. Surgery: Lemon balm might cause too much drowsiness if combined with medications used during and after surgery. Stop using lemon balm at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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