Lemon Balm Oil
Lemon balm oil.....This herb is one of the earliest medicinal plants, dating before the Middle Ages. This herb comes from the mint family. It’s an invasive plant in your garden. If you rub your fingers on the leaves they will smell lemony. It’s one of my favorite garden herbs.
Paracelsus, a Renaissance alchemist, called this herb the “Elixir of Life”.
Several studies have been done with this plant in regards to anxiety and sleep. In aromatherapy lemon balm oil helps with anxiety and insomnia.
(born Theophrastus Phillippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim)
Botanical Name - Melissa officinalis
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled
Parts Used - Flowering plant
Note Classification - Middle
Aroma - Citrus, light, fresh
Largest Producing Countries - USA , Hungary , Egypt , and Italy
Market Scene on the Banks of the Nile River, Egypt, c.1900
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Traditional Use – This oil is used extensively as a fragrance component in toiletries, cosmetics, and perfumes.
Properties - Antibiotic, antidepressant, antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, calmative, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypnotic, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, sudoforic, tonic, uterine, and vermifuge.
Benefits - Allergies, amenorrhea, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, calming, chronic coughs, colds, colic, depression, dysentery, eczema, fever, general tonic, headache, herpes, hypertension, hysteria, indigestion, infertility, insomnia, insect bites, intellectual fatigue, irritability, menstrual pain, migraine, nausea, nervous tension, palpitations, shock, sterility (women), stomach cramps, stress, vertigo, and vomiting.
Blends Well With - Chamomile roman, frankincense, geranium, lavender, neroli, petitgrain, rose, and citrus oils.
Safety Data -
Lemon balm oil
is non-toxic. It’s a possible sensitizer and dermal irritatant. Use this oil in low dilutions only.
Egyptian State Railways
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