Common balm is used in traditional medicine as both a sleep aid and a digestive tonic. It can be consumed as tea, taken as a supplement or extract or applied to the skin in balms and lotions. Common blam essential oil is also popular in aromatherapy, where it is believed to promote tranquility. It is often also said to facilitate the resolution of anxiety. Common balm contains a compound known as rosmarinic acid that appears to have strong antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Alternative therapists believe that common balm can be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including insomnia, cold sores, high cholesterol, genital herpes, heartburn and indigestion. There are some who even claim that it can improve cognitive function in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
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