Essential oil of Melissa leaf (Melissa officinalis)

Essential oil of Melissa leaf (Melissa officinalis)

Melissa leaf essential oil is commonly known as lemon balm and ‘elixir of life.’ The major constituents are eugenol, cis hexenol, octenol, caryophyllene, neral, nerol, delta cadinene, alpha humulene, geranyl acetate, cis ocimene, linalool, germacrene, octanol, geranial, copaene, citronellal, gamma cadinene, trans ocimene, methyl hepenone, octanone, geraniol, beta bourbonene and tannins.

Below are some health benefits of Melissa leaf essential oil:

  • Improving skin conditions - healing acne, eczema, and minor scratches
  • Treating and preventing the spread of sores from viral infections, e.g. herpes
  • Anti-microbial - fighting kidney, colon, and intestinal infections
  • Lowering fevers
  • Soothing inflammation and trauma
  • Lowering cholesterol, lipid, and triglyceride levels
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • ‘Elixir of life’ - enhancing mood, controlling nervousness, reducing anxiety, and fighting depression
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Treating menstruation and related ailments
  • Stimulating sweating - removing toxins
  • Treating vertigo
  • Improving cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Treating diabetes
  • Relaxant - providing relief from severe abdominal pains, convulsions, muscular cramps and shortness of breath following muscular spasms
  • Eliminating excess gas from the stomach