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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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Dentre as propriedades terapeuticas de Melissa officinalis destacam-se principalmente sua utilidade no tratamento de disturbios do sono e controle das emocoes (6).
Earlier studies revealed that preparations from Melissa officinalis may act as a modulator of mood and cognitive function and has antidepressant effect [19-22].
Melissa officinalis, Essential oil-authenticity, production and pharmacological activit.
of insects plant control treatment Achillea millefolium 33 17 Artemisia dracunculus 35 15 Thymus vulgaris 48 2 Lavandula angustifolia 40 10 Hyossopus officinalis 27 23 Salvia officinalis 33 17 Achillea wilhelmsii 40 10 Ziziphora clinopodioides 42 8 Salvia multicaulis 45 5 Mentha piperata 39 11 Melissa officinalis 35 15 Petroselinum sativum 27 23 Foeniculum vulgare 33 17 Carum carvi 47 3 Artemisia absinthum 41 9 Anethum graveolens 100 0 Rosmarinus officinalis 100 0 plant % Repellency [chi square] Achillea millefolium 32 5.
Anxiolytic effects of a combination of Melissa officinalis and Valeriana officinalis during laboratory induced stress.
If you buy a pretty variegated form such as Melissa officinalis 'Aurea', cut the plant back to 6in above the ground before the flowers set seed.
Perennials with scented foliage include scented leaved pelar-goniums, Achillea filipendulina, Calamintha nepeta, Monarda didyma and Melissa officinalis All Gold, while those with per -fumed flowers include Iris unguicularis, Phlox paniculata, Host a Honeybells and many varieties of dianthus.
Two common herbs of the Labiatae family, Melissa officinalis and Salvia officinalis, have long histories of medicinal use, M.
The variegated lemon balm, Melissa officinalis Aurea, will grow to 45cm (18 inches) and look great as a centrepiece in a small arrangement of herbs.
com Solarease II INCI: water (and) ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (and) butyl methoxy-dibenzoylmethane (and) cyclomethicone (and) phospholipids (and) melissa officinalis (balm mint) leaf extract Applications: sun care Use levels: 20% or less Comments: Solarease II offers UVA & UVB chemical sunscreen protection in a stable, easy-to-use dispersion.
El nerviosismo, inquietud e insomnio se pueden aliviar a traves de la combinacion dos plantas: valeriana y melissa officinalis.