Benefits of Melissa Essential Oil

Melissa Oil: This particular oil is extracted from Melissa officinalis, which belongs to the Labiatae family. It is also known as bee balm, lemon balm and balm. This oil is used in aromatherapy to bring calmness, and control palpitations.

It is also used to treat menstrual problems, fight cold sores and fungal infections.

Properties and origin: Watery in viscosity, the lemon balm oil has a lemony, tangy citrus smell and a sweet, fresh aroma. It is yellow in color.


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This plant is a native of the Mediterranean region and grows up to the height of 60 cm or two feet. It grows well in soil that is rich in iron and the plant has small pink-white flowers and hairy leaves. Since the flowers are a favorite with bees, the plant is called Melissa, which in Greek means 'honeybee'. The plant is also called lemon balm because 'Bal-Smin' in Hebrew means the chief of oils.

Health benefits of essential oil of Melissa

This particular oil has several therapeutic properties.

The oil has the following properties: diaphoretic, cordial, carminative, bacterial, antispasmodic, and antidepressant. The other properties are: tonic, sudorific, stomachic, sedative, nervine, hypotensive, and febrifuge.

  • Melissa oil is used to calm the nerves, and is known for its anti-depressant properties. It also has a sedative effect and can control feelings of panic and hysteria
  • It can ease high blood pressure, can slow down the heartbeat, and can regulate as well as help with the symptoms of menstruation
  • Melissa oil can cure problems of the digestive system, such as dysentery, dyspepsia, vomiting, flatulence and nausea
  • This essential oil can even cure migraines and headaches associated with the common cold
  • Melissa essential oil can even be used to treat cold sores in the initial stages

Ways of using Melissa oil

  • When used by putting the oil in vaporizers and burners, the vapor therapy can combat depression and calm the mind. It can fight nausea, ease headaches and reduce the intensity of fevers
  • When blended in bath water or in massage oil, Melissa oil can treat fungal infections, settle stomach upsets, ease stress, headaches and fever
  • When mixed with lotions and creams, Melissa oil can improve blood circulation, treat wounds, and counteract hair loss and baldness
  • Melissa oil can be blended with other oils like ylang-ylang, lavender, frankincense, geranium, rose, Roman chamomile, and basil
  • This oil however, might cause allergies in people with very sensitive skin. So, you must speak to a therapist before using the oil
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