Melissa officinal’s is a perennial herb which grows up to 10-150 cm tall. It is also called as Bee plant, Lemon balm, balm or balm mint. Its seeds need at least 20C & light to germinate and it spreads vegetatively as well as by seeds. , stems of the plant die at start of winter and re-shoot up in spring. Its leaves have a lemon scent and flowers are white in color. Leaves are crushed and when applied topically are used as a mosquito repellent. Flowers being white attract bees and that is why its genus name is Melissa.
Melissa oil is obtained from leaves and flowers of Melissa herb by method of steam distillation.
It s aroma is fresh, green & citrus, and orange in color, watery in viscosity.
Trans ocimene, citronellal, carophyllene, germacrene, geranial, geranyl acetate, cis-ocimene, octanone, linalool, beta bourbonene, methyl herponene, cis hexanol, octanol, octenol, copaene, alpha humulene, neral, delta are chief components.
It blends well with Basil, Frankincense, Geranium, Camomile, Rose, Lavender & ylang ylang oils.
20 Impressive Health Benefits and Uses:
Ans. It has sudorific properties which promotes sweating & perspiration resulting in removal of toxins from skin.
Ans. It is used in flavoring ice cream & Herbal teas and is used in fish dishes.
Ans. It blends well with Basil, Frankincense, Geranium, Chamomile, Rose, Lavender & ylang ylang oils.
Ans. it is obtained from leaves and flowers of Melissa herb by method of steam distillation.
Ans. Take few drops of Melissa oil and rub it on your hands & inhale it, in anxiety.