Melissa Essential Oil
Melissa is considered as a calming herb and is generally known as Melissa essential oil. The perennial herb is angiosperms and is a member of Lamiacaeae family of Melissa genus. Botanically, Lemon balm or Melissa is known as Melissa officinialis which is a habitat of Southern Europe.
Uses & Benefits:
- It is useful in anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, menstrual cramping, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema.
- It is a very known mood lifter and has been used as an anti depressant since ages.
- It calms the nervous system and remove tensions or depression.
- It is considered quite warm oil which gives a feeling of warmth., function of respiratory system and cardio-vascular system.
- Lemon balm is inhaled as aromatherapy for Alzheimer's disease.
- In foods and beverages, the oil of lemon balm are used for flavoring.
Melissa Essential Oil Specification:
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Common name: Lemon Balm Essential Oil
Mode of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Middle
Appearance: Yellow colored liquid
Organoleptic Properties: Fresh, lemony, herbaceous scent
Refractive Index at 20 °C: 1.475 – 1.490
Specific Gravity at 20 °C: 0.875 – 0.890
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Storage: Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers
Blends With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Rose, and Ylang-ylang.
Constituents: Geranial, neral, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, beta-caryophyllene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, aesculetine