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Essential Oil - Melissa


(Melissa officinalis) 

uplifting, balancing

According to Paracelsus, the father of modern medicine, melissa is used to strengthen and revive the vital spirit.

In aromatherapy, it's reputation is excellent for anxiety, melancholic states, and depressive illness.



Melissa Essential Oil Profile

Origin: France Method: Steam Distilled

A pale yellow liquid with a light, fresh, lemony scent. It blends well with lavender, geranium, florals, and citrus oils.

Principal Constituents:   These are naturally occuring in the essential oil.

  • citranellal
  • geranial
  • neral
  • citronellol
  • caryophyllene
  • caryophyllene oxide
  • linalool
  • limonene

General Actions:       Open Symbols Key
Antidepressant, antihistaminic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypertensive, insect-repellent, nervine, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, uterine, vermifuge.

Non-toxic. Possible sensitization and dermal irritation. Use in low dilutions topically.

Primary Therapy Agent:
Allergies, insect bites, insect repellent, asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, colic, indigestion, nausea, menstrual problems, anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, shock and vertigo.

Secondary Therapy Agent:
Used extensively as a fragrance component in toiletries, cosmetics and perfumes. Employed in most major food categories including alcoholic and soft drink industries.

Important Note:
The information on is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.

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