Lemon balm tincture 50 ml – Melissa officinalis
Lemon balm Melissa officinalis
Origin: south-central Europe
Components Rosmarinic acid, Eugenol, terpenes, glutathione, superoxide dismutase
Lemon balm or Melissa officinalis is a perennial herb from the mint family Lamiaceae and native to south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia, but now naturalized in the Americas and elsewhere. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of various multi-herb blends. It grows to a maximum height of 70–150 cm (28–59 in). During summer, small white flowers full of nectar appear. This plant is used to attract bees to make honey. Melissa Officinalis is loaded with powerful antioxidants including, ferulic acid, caffeic acid, and quercetin. Melissa officinalis can promote emotional balance and uplift mood.