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lemon balm

a perennial herb found in the Mediterranean, Asia, Europe, and North America.
uses It is used for abdominal gas and cramping, and for cold sores, and there is evidence of efficacy.
contraindications Its use is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity to this herb. It should not be used in people with hypothyroidism.
Fringe medicine A floral essence said to be an antidepressant
Herbal medicine

(1) A perennial herb, the oil of which contains citral, citronellal, eugenol acetate, flavonoids, geraniol, polyphenols, tannin, and triterpenoids. Lemon balm is antihistaminic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, sedative, and tonic; it has been used for allergies, colds, depression, eczema, flu, headaches, insomnia, menstrual disorders, vomiting

(2) An extract of lemon—Citrus limon—that has been used topically for herpes simplex-induced cold sores

lemon balm

A mild herbal sedative ( Melissa officinalis), usually taken as tea.

lemon balm,

n Latin name:
Melissa officinalis L.; parts used: leaves, whole plant; uses: herpes (genital and cold sores), anxiolytic, insomnia, migraines, high blood pressure, bronchial disorders, Graves' disease, ADD; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, infants and children, hyperthyroidism. Also called
balm, balm mint, cure-all, dropsy plant, honey plant, Melissa, sweet balm, or
sweet Mary.
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However, the role of ROS formation by Melissa officinalis extracts in cancer cells and its potential impact on causing antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects have not yet been reported.
Melissa officinalis, Essential oil-authenticity, production and pharmacological activit.
Modulation of mood and cognitive performance following acute administration of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm).
Melissa officinalis has previously been reported to have numerous phytotherapeutic effects including anti-oxidative and free radical scavenging properties.
Optimization of micropropagation and establishment of cell suspension culture in Melissa officinalis L.
Relaxant effect of essential oil of Melissa officinalis and citral on rat ileum contractions.
In the current study, our objective was to examine possible vasorelaxant effect of the aqueous extract of Melissa officinalis L.
Depression due to an individual's anxiety and distress regarding their appearance, may be alleviated with a calming cup of Melissa officinalis or Matricaria recutita tea and a warm bath containing infused Avena sativa and a few drops of an essential oil such as Lavendula angustifolia.
Melissa officinalis essential oil was phytochemically examined by GC-MS analysis, its main constituents were identified as monoterpenaldehydes citral a, citral b and citronellal.
Melissa officinalis and Valeriana officinalis combination in treatment of childhood dyssomnia
On the base of pharmacological studies (19992009) for the standardization and quality control of herbal medicinal plants, we have developed recommendations concerning historical and traditional priority--technology of production of ecologically sound standards of raw materials and products of medicinal, aromatic, spicery and poisonous plants of our country : Foeniculum vulgate L--essential oils-3-5%, flvonoids -0,5%; Valeriana officinalis L--exstracted solids 27,8%, essential oils- 2%, isovaleric acid 0,91; Melissa officinalis L--essential oils 0,33%, vitamins C 150 mg%, carotene 7mg%; Carum carvi L--essential oils--7,2%; Thymus vulgaris L--essential oils 2,2%, Salvia officinalis L2,5%; Hyoscyamus niger L--alkaloids -0,5%;