Melissa – Lemon Balm – melissa officinalis

 

Therapeutic Actions: Antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, sudorific, tonic.

 

INDICATIONS:

Cardiovascular – Melissa is reputed to lower high blood pressure and it has a calming effect on over-rapid breathing and heartbeat.

Digestive System – reputed to regulate the digestive system, relieve cramps, reduce flatulence and stimulate the gallbladder ad liver.  Recommended for nausea, vomiting and indigestion.

Nervous system – gift from heaven, recommended for over stimulation of the nervous system that causes stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression and lost inner direction.

Melissa is considered a sedative and is recommended for reducing anger in times of crisis or trauma.  Is known for its uplifting and antidepressant qualities.

Reproductive System – beneficial for treating painful periods.

 

Personality Profile:

Melissa oil promotes sensitivity and intuition and helps us find inner contentment and strengthens the ‘wisdom of the heart’.

 

Energetics:

Energetically, Melissa is cooling and drying.  It is indicated for stagnation of Qi and for reducing heat in the liver and heart.  Melissa’s cooling, soothing influence on the heart and nervous system makes it effective for alleviating restlessness, insomnia and nervous tension.

 

Subtle Aromatherapy:

Recommended for the heart chakra and to be used to expand feelings of love from the individual towards the total acceptance of unconditional love.