Western Herbs

Balm mint oil

Melissa officinalis L.

Extracted from the fresh flowering tops, leaves and stems of Balm Mint, a Mediterranean plant, by steam distillation.
Modern Usage
Balm mint, also frequently known as lemon balm, is widely used in perfumery and cosmetics because of its pleasant minty citrus smell.
Traditional Usage
Balm Mint has a sedative action, thus calming the nerves and helping to relieve depression as well as easing cases of hysteria and panic. It lowers high blood pressure and is a tonic to the heart while regulating the menstrual cycle, thus easing period pains. It is also antibacterial and antifungal, making it a useful topical application for fighting fungal infections. As a mosquito repellent, the crushed leaves of the plant may be rubbed straight on to the skin.

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