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What are the benefits of lemon balm extracts? How is it supposed to be taken and are there any side effects?

What are the benefits of lemon balm extracts? How is it supposed to be taken and are there any side effects?

Lemon Balm: Need to hear a fairly balanced impression from a traditional medical standpoint as opposed to an integrative medicine standpoint. One that I use alot with my patients is- http://tinyurl.Com/be5qy3h. ...Read more

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What is side effect with lemon balm exectra?

What is side effect with lemon balm exectra?

Lemon Balm Extract?: Maybe you mean lemon balm extract? It is usually well tolerated, but some people may have hypersensitivity responses including contact dermatitis, local reddening, burning sensation, etc. A preclinical study showed that some constituents of lemon balm may block activity of TSH by acting on it and on thyroid hormone receptors. It's hard to interpret studies b/c they're of combination products. ...Read more

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Could you die from lemon balm please answer quick?

Could you die from lemon balm please answer quick?

I tried researching : This and was not able to find any reports of deaths related to lemon balm overdose. The only reports i saw about lemon balm allergies referred to contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Can lemon balm be taken with an under active thyroid?

Can lemon balm be taken with an under active thyroid?

Not a treatment: An underactive thyroid needs thyroid replacement. I hope you are not considering taking lemon balm in its place even though i see no problem with it otherwise. ...Read more

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Is lemon balm good for hyperthyroid ?

Is lemon balm good for hyperthyroid ?

Not likely: If your thyroid is overactive, you need real medicine. Lemon balm may have a mild anti-anxiety effect, but it will not work as well as b-blockers or other meds for hyperthyroidism. On the other hand, lemon balm will not harm you, and you can take it if you want, unless taking it prevents you from getting needed treatment. ...Read more

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Could you die from an overdose of lemon balm?

Could you die from an overdose of lemon balm?

I just researched : This and was not able to find any reports of deaths related to lemon balm overdose. The only reports i saw about lemon balm allergies referred to contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to overdose on lemon balm?

No: It's been studied enough that if it could actually make you sick, we'd know. Don't expect miracles cures, but it's interesting from an herbalist standpoint. ...Read more

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Lemon balm and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR interactions?

Lemon balm and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR interactions?

Lemon balm & Effexor (venlafaxine): There are no direct interactions between the herb lemon balm and effexor, (venlafaxine) but lemon balm does have CNS depressant effects. That's how it may calm agitation, etc. I suggest caution and also discussing this possible use with your doctor. If Effexor (venlafaxine) is not providing the results you hope for, another reason for discussion. ...Read more