Also known as “Sweet oil”, “Lemon balm” or “Common oil”. Extracted through steam distillation of the leaves, buds and twigs of Melissa. Native to the Mediterranean region and used for centuries
Benefits and Uses
Anti-depressant: Melissa has been used as far back as the 15th century to lift and elevate the mood, making it an effective treatment for depression and anxiety. It is also considered a Nervine substance, meaning that it has a positive and restorative effect on the nervous system.
Stomachic: Aids in the digestive processes, enhancing the body’s ability to properly digest and absorb nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and enhancing the immune system.
Anti-bacterial: Particularly effective in treating bacterial infections in the kidneys, urinary tract, colon and intestines.
Hypotensive: Effective at lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke in those with high blood pressure.
Anti-microbial: Prohibits the growth of microbes in the body and preventing infection
Anti-viral: Serves as an effective remedy for food poisoning, coughs and colds, mumps, measles and infections.
Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation in the body, which is now known to be a direct cause of many auto-immune disorders, including Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Stimulant: Stimulates the nervous system, promoting clarity of mind. Also stimulates the circulatory system, resulting in better blood flow to the heart, lungs and brain.
Anti-septic: Prevents the development of infection in cuts and wounds when applied topically via carrier oil.
Melissa should not be used by pregnant women or those with sensitive skin.