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Melissa

Certified Organic Essential Oil, 1 ml

Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Origin: South Africa
Part of Plant: flowering plant
Extraction: steam
Major Biochemical Compounds: Citral, beta-Caryophyllene, Geraniol, Citronellal
Medicinal Action: 
Most Commonly Used for: Anti-viral, one of the best treatments for herpes simplex. Melissa can also be used to treat colds, flu, strep throat, and other viral infections. Used in balancing female hormones, menstrual pain and irregular menstrual cycle.
Emotional/Psychological Uses: Melissa is one of the best oils for depression, anxiety, hypertension, hysteria, shock, insomnia and all nervous tension.  
Cosmetic/Skin Uses: One of the most effective oils for treating cold cores and herpes simplex. 
Blends Well With: Rose, Neroli, Lemon Verbena, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Ravensara
Inside Info: Make a healing lip balm or oil with Melissa, Rose Persian and Rosa Rubiginosa
Best Ways to Use (see 'Methods of Use'): Inhalant, bath and massage