lemon balm

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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
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lemon balm

A mild herbal sedative ( Melissa officinalis), usually taken as tea.
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Melissa officinalis, chamada de erva-cidreira, pertencente a familia Lamiaceae e, arbustiva, podendo atingir de 30 a 100 cm de altura, caule quadrangular, herbaceo, ereto, piloso.
A lot of research is being performed in order to prove the effect of extracts, made from Melissa officinalis, in treatment of different forms of brain diseases [8-14].
The essential oil of Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.), its components and using fields.
In contrast to anise, some other essential oil containing plants like peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.), common sage (Salvia officicnalis L.) and common oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) are well adapted and have been cultivated in Germany for many years.
Awad, et al., "Bioassay-Guided Fractionation of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L.) Using an In Vitro Measure of GABA Transaminase Activity," Phytother.
Iberogast is a multi-component formulation of 9 herbal extracts namely Iberis amara, Angelica archangelica, Matricaria recutita, Carum carvi, Silybum marianum, Melissa officinalis, Mentha x piperita, Chelidonium majus and Glycyrrhiza glabra.
* Retama, retamo Lamiaceae Lepechinia meyenii Salvereal, Puna salvia (Walpers) Epling Melissa officinalis L.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) In the same family as mint but not as invasive, this bushy plant tastes like mint plus citrus.