Melissa

MELISSA
melissa officinalis  

Also known as lemon balm, melissa has been used for brain health, strengthening memory and easing panic and anxiety.  Although it is a member of the mint family, it has a surprisingly sweet, fresh and citrusy aroma.  It has been used to calm nerves and fight depression.  It helps with nausea, vomiting and cools a fever.  Melissa encourages hormone balance, relieves PMS and menstrual symptoms as well as it can soothe respiratory conditions.

Blends well with basil, roman chamomile, frankincense, geranium, lavender and ylang-ylang.

Uses:

Anxiety/Depression:  Diffuse or you can apply it to your wrists or the back of your neck.

Memory:  Diffuse daily.

Nausea/vomiting:  Combine 2-3 drops with a carrier oil (coconut oil, Jojoba oil, etc) and apply to the back of the neck. Can take 1 drop in water or a cup of tea.

Nervousness:  Combine 2-3 drops with a carrier oil (coconut oil, Jojoba oil, etc) and apply to the back of the neck.

Therapeutic properties:

Antibacterial
Antidepressant
Antipyretic
Antispasmodic
Antiviral
Emmenagogue
Hypotensive
Nervine
Sedative
Tonic

Safety:

Do not use if you are pregnant as Melissa oil is an emmenagogue.  Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, are on medications or being treated for other medical.

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