Melissa Essential Oil, also known as Lemon Balm, is an oil derived from a plant native to center-southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Melissa plant extracts have been used for their medicinal properties for ages. Melissa Essential Oil is particularly famous for its soothing qualities, memory boosting properties, and anti-depressant powers. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, menstrual cramping, PMS, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema, and also for adding flavor and fragrance. No wonder it was decreed the “Common Oil” and “Sweet Oil,” eh?
Melissa Essential Oil has been noted to be very effective even when diluted. It is often used as a flavoring in ice cream and herbal teas. For topical use one may blend it with a base oil such as extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or avocado oil. The health benefits of Melissa Essential Oil are boosted when combined with other essential oils such as Frankincense, Basil, Chamomile, Geranium, Ylang-Ylang, Lavender, and Rose.
As a general tonic Melissa Essential Oil offers all around benefits for the overall health. It assists all the systems of the body to function property and boosts the immune system. With febrifuge properties Melissa Essential Oil helps to fight microbial or bacterial infections. It is effective in aiding a fever as it reduces body temperature and eliminates toxins. As it bears cordial properties it helps the cardiovascular and respiratory systems to maintain their health and fight off colds. With antibacterial properties Melissa Essential Oil prevents and fights bacterial infections in the kidneys, urinary tract, intestines and colon. Topically it will help to keep minor cuts clean as well.
As a stomachic, Melissa Essential Oil assists stomach problems by soothing, toning, and strengthening stomach functionality. Carminative properties of this amazing oil help to drive away built up gases in the intestine as well. As it carries emmenagogue properties, which stimulates blood flow in the pelvic and uterus area, it treats irregular menses, fatigue and pain caused by menses, and symptoms of PMS and menopause.
While this incredible oil treats organ dilemmas, colds, fevers, and infections it also treats the nervous system. With nervine and antispasmodic properties Melissa Essential Oil effectively aids nervous disorders, vertigo, cramps, and spasms. Not only does it treat the body and the organs but it also treats the blood! Melissa Essential Oil bears hypotensive properties, which lend a hand at lowering blood pressure and subsequently reducing the risk of heart and brain disorders.
Melissa Essential Oil also treats depression by lifting the mood and driving away sadness, which has earned it the nickname, “Nectar of Life” as it so readily brings back life to the gloomy and downtrodden. Bearing sedative properties it also works to calm inflammations, nervousness, anxiety, shock, trauma, and insomnia. This wonder of a plant heals and aids so many things! The heart, the mind, the blood, the body... you really can’t go wrong with something so absolutely healing.