Melissa officinalis L.
Lemon Balm, an aromatic plant known since the time of Dioscorides, has been widely used in various traditional medicinal practices. Its pleasant aroma of lemon and citrus attracts bees, a property associated with the origin of its Greek name (Melissa), while the designation officinalis suggests pharmaceutical value due to substances such as essential oil, flavonoids, rosmarinic acid, tannins and triterpenes.
Lemon balm against stress & more…
Lemon balm has a long tradition and well-documented medicinal use in Europe, to relieve the symptoms of mental stress and digestive problems.
EMA recommends Melissa as a traditional medicine for treating mild conditions of nervous tension, for aiding sleep disorders as well as gastrointestinal disorders such as flatulence and bloating.