Botany: Melissa, sometimes called Lemon Balm, is a herbaceous perennial that is weed-like with light colored flowers. Melissa is a precious essential oil as it takes 7 tons of plant material to produce 2.25 pounds of oil. It is part of the Lamiaceae botanical family.
Other Common Names: Lemon Balm, Balm Mint
Scent Profile: Mid to top note with a sweet lemony aroma
Sedative effects help to support insomnia, anxiety, agitation, nervous tension, and dementia symptoms
Helps to relieve the symptoms and manage oily skin and irritated skin conditions or allergic reactions
Can be used for mood swings, hyperactivity, and depression
Blends well with: Lavender, Marjoram, May Chang, Petitgrain, and Roman Chamomile.
Drug interaction; teratogenicity; skin sensitization.
Cautions (oral): Diabetes medication, drugs metabolized by CYP2B6, pregnancy.
Cautions (dermal): Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin.
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