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Melissa (Melissa officinalis) Essential Oil

Melissa (Melissa officinalis) Essential Oil

From: CA$35.78

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Melissa (Melissa officinalis) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Melissa officinalis
English Name : Melissa, Lemon Balm, Bee Balm
French Name : Mélisse officinale
Family : Lamiaceae
Origin : Canada

History and Origin

 Melissa is indigenous around the Mediterranean sea. It is now common in Europe, Central Asia, North America, North Africa, and Western Siberia. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, more or less pubescent, with a strong lemon aroma. Melissa is one of most ancient medicinal plants. It was originally used mainly to treat nervous and cardiac problems as well as to act on the level of emotions (to treat anxiety, melancholy, etc.) as well as to reinforce and vitalize the spirit. In Native herbalism, it is used by the Cherokee as a cold remedy, febrifuge, stimulant and gastrointestinal aid.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Aerial part
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Transparent liquid of a pale yellow color with a fresh andlight citrus aroma.
Properties : Calming, sedative, hypnotic (facilitates sleep), hypotensive+++, litholytic+,choleretic+, anti-inflammatory+++
Indications : Insomnia, nerve break, hysteria, lipothymia (loss of consciousnesswhere breathing and circulation are preserved), indigestion++, hunger pain, nausea, pregnancy nausea, cholelithiasis+, hepato-biliar insufficiency++, palpitation, erethism, andangina attacks++

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Melissa is helpful during transitions; it disperses fears (for example, nearing death). It induces and brings a peaceful joy. Use it on heart and solar plexus chakras (point of expression forcreativity). It helps realigning our will with the Divine.

 

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Uses

Culinary

Melissa is used as an aromatic in oriental cuisine.

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Non toxic and non irritant.
  • No contraindication known under normal physiological doses.

Chromatography

Lot B-MEOFBGR03R (2015/09)

Bulgaria

Terpene aldehydes : geranial ( 37,70 %), citronellal (6,21 %), neral (25,1 %)

Sesquiterpene : β-caryophyllene (8,4 %)

 

Lot MEOFBGR06R (2016/06)

Bulgaria

Terpene aldehydes : geranial ( 42,80 %), citronellal (2,35 %), neral (31,10 %)

Sesquiterpene : β-caryophyllene (8,30 %)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Documentation and References

  • L’aromathérapie exactement
  • La Flore Laurentienne
  • The Illustraded Encyclopedia of Essential Oils 
  • Native American Ethnobotany