Lemon balm is cool because it’s just SO herb. You know? It’s SOOOOO herb. It’s very much a plant with a very much plant name: lemon balm. It FEELS so medieval right off the bat. A crooked old monk in a robe with seemingly endless pockets might definitely scoop out a little smodge of muck and say “Lemon Balm, put it on the wound” and you’d be like “BACK AWAY CRONE! My LORD OF LIGHT shall heal me! I need not the poultices of WITCHES!” Then you’d die of an infection maybe, idk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lemon balm HAS been used since the middle ages to treat anxiety and stress (as well as other cool things, like being put in creams to treat oral herpes!) and while middle ages medicine might be good enough for some, not all of us think people who lived to an average age of 31 knew all the right stuff. For the rest of us, be assured studies have shown lemon balm effective at reducing anxiety and insomnia and increasing calmness! It also was shown to lower alertness, so, don’t take it before you have to, like, engage in a sniper duel? Intercept a squadron of ninjas? IDK what is alertness even for, you know?