Melissa Lemon Balm Premium Essential Oil 100ml
Melissa Essential Oil extracted from Melissa officinalis of the Labiatae family and is also known as Melissa balm, Melissa lemon balm essential oil, as well as common, sweet and bee balm. Melissa essential oil has a sweet, fresh and citrus-like smell and is pale yellow in colour and has a watery viscosity. The flowers are very attractive to bees; the name 'Melissa' is the Greek word for honeybee and is also known as "lemon balm' or in Hebrew 'Bal-Smin" meaning 'Chief of oils.' The therapeutic properties of Melissa essential oil are antidepressant, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, sudorific and tonic. Melissa oil calms the nerves and has excellent qualities in fighting depression. Its sedative effect is well documented. It helps in cases of hysteria and panic and helps to slows the heartbeat, eases high blood pressure and is a tonic to the heart while regulating the menstrual cycle, also helping with period pains. It can settle the digestive system, helps with nausea, flatulence, vomiting, dyspepsia and dysentery and has a cooling effect on fevers. It can help with headaches and migraines associated with colds. This versatile essential oil restores tissue strength and calms emotional upheaval such as shock, anxiety, anger, fear, hysteria, panic, and stress. It is a very relaxing essential oil that works on both mind and body equally well. Melissa Essential Oil slows the respiration and pulse, helps to lower high blood pressure, and since it is also a tonic it benefits the heart and cardiovascular system as well. In addition to possessing a soothing action it is also an effective antispasmodic, so it can used in massage blends where it's relaxing and soothing action combines together and helps to ease muscle spasms and settle upset digestive systems, making it ideal for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Melissa essential oil blends particularly well with basil, Roman chamomile, rose, geranium, frankincense, lavender and ylang-ylang.