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Melissa Oil

Definition: Melissa Oil

Melissa is a sweet- and pleasant-smelling essential oil that is also commonly referred to as lemon balm. In Greek, Melissa means honey bee and the plant is often found growing near bee hives. It is considered to be one of the most medicinally powerful oils in aromatherapy practice due to its strong antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and sedative qualities.

Since it is antiviral, it is a safe and effective cold-sore treatment. In addition, its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties also make it a terrific, nondrying and nonabrasive spot treatment.

Melissa is expensive because it takes anywhere from three to seven tons of plants to make one pound of oil. Therefore, it is usually diluted to make it more affordable. Melissa oil is associated with helping nervous disorders, headaches, and emotional imbalances such as anxiety and stress.

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bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Ooooh that sounds really interesting... wonder if it's more effective than tea tree oil as a spot treatment?
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
i'd like to take a bath in it, lol
danig danig 8 years
TY!
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 8 years
Great info! Thanks BellaSugar for the precious glossaries!
estrela estrela 8 years
There's a tea that I find when I'm in Portugal called cidreira that is supposed to be good for you to drink when you are feeling sick. I think the name cidreira translates to Melissa in english, which means it's probably the from the same or similar plant as this oil. The tea is pretty good, it has a similar taste to chamomile tea.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Well..perhaps we'll try this...
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
I've seen this before and I alway wondered what it was - thanks for the info
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Tons?? Wow!!
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