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Re: how long try lemon balm to know if it helps?

Posted by SLS on October 10, 2016, at 7:43:32

In reply to Re: how long try lemon balm to know if it helps? SLS, posted by Hugh on October 9, 2016, at 11:20:19

Thank you.


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> I've never tried lemon balm, but it's supposed to be similar to kava and valerian, which I have tried. They were like very light versions of benzos. I found this about using lemon balm for thyroid disorders:
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> Lemon balm may block some of the activity of thyroid hormone in the body. Therefore, it has been used in the past to treat Grave's disease, an auto-immune condition in which the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormone. Although laboratory and animal studies show that lemon balm may help decrease thyroid in the body, no human studies have yet been conducted for this possible use.
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> http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-lemon-balm.html
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> Lemon balm slows pituitary function, lowering TSH levels, which, in turn, reduces thyroid hormone levels. Paradoxically, lemon balm is also used to raise thyroid hormone levels in patients with hypothyroidism. Lemon balm strengthens rather than stimulates thyroid function, restoring normal levels to patients with autoimmune thyroid disease.
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> http://autoimmunedisease.suite101.co...immune_disease


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