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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Lemon balm originated in the Mediterranean Region and is used in a variety of balms because of its soothing properties. The oils are extracted by steam distillation of the leaves and flowers. Lemon balm oil was used in traditional medicine to treat insomnia, anxiety, migraines, hypotension, diabetes, herpes and dementia.

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Aroma

Fresh, sweet and citrucy.

Plant Properties

Antibacterial, antidepressant, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic and tonic.

Benefits

Improves Alzheimer’s symptoms, reduces inflammation, prevents and treats infections, reduces diabetes symptoms, heals eczema, acne and other skin problems, prevents and gets rid of viral infections, boosts mood, aids in digestion, reduces blood pressure, relieves PMS and menstrual symptoms.

Blends with:

Other citrus oils, basil, chamomile, frankincense, geranium, lavender, neroli, petitgrain, rose and ylang-ylang.