Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Country of Origin: Italy
Method of Distillation: Steam Distilled
Melissa, also known as lemon balm, is a delightful, lemony-scented essential oil. It has a strong antiviral properties and is useful for cold sores, bronchitis, coughs, and colds. It is also helpful for indigestion and menstrual cramps. Psychologically, melissa has a sedative effect, easing anxiety, stress, and nervous tension and helps achieve a good nights sleep.