Melissa Essential Oil 5ml
Melissa is a genus of perennial herbs in the Lamiaceae, native to Europe and Asia but cultivated and naturalized in many other places. The name Melissa is derived from the Greek word μέλισσα (mélissa) meaning "honeybee", owing to the abundance of nectar in the flowers. Melissa Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of Melissa officinalis, an herb most commonly referred to as Lemon Balm and sometimes as Bee Balm. Lemon Balm is easy to find and grow. Although the leaves of Lemon Balm are quite aromatic, the leaves and flowers do not yield much essential oil. Therefore, the oil is often adulterated, and true Melissa Essential Oil commands a very high price.
Fresh, lemony and herbaceous.
There are a number of things that Melissa essential oil is primarily used for. First of all, it is an antidepressant and this is often one of the main reasons that this particular essential oil is used, because it quite potential. It helps a person feel better internally as well, bringing a warmth to both the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. It is a nerve deadener, so anxiety can be controlled as well as nerve pain problems to a certain extent (like sciatica). This is also a sedative essential oil, because it soothes you when you are exposed to it, also reducing inflammation and anxiety.
Melissa is also an antispasmodic, which can help with painful muscle spasms but can also help with nausea and vomiting as well as coughs, abdominal pain and more. However, some spasms can be very serious so do not try to treat them without talking to your doctor. This is a great essential oil for helping to remove toxins from the body. It helps to promote healthy perspiration which does exactly that, and it cleans the pores of the skin. It also helps lower blood pressure and fights against all manner of microbial life forms that can be harmful to the human body.
The essential oil of Melissa - more commonly known as lemon balm - has been used for over 2,000 years, starting with the Greeks and Romans, and then spread into Spain and throughout Europe. The early colonists of North America brought it with them, and it is recorded to have been among the herbs cultivated in Thomas Jefferson’s garden.
Blends well with...
Citrus and most floral oils especially lavender, rose and geranium.
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