Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Common Balm
  • Lemon Balm
  • ترنجان
  • مليسا
  • mellisa
  • turunjan
  • מֵלִיסָה רְפוּאִית
  • melisa refu'it

Annual

  • Humid habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Melissa officinalis L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

Heart strengthener

Cardiac

Preparation/ Admin/ Plant Part not specified.

LeafB
Mental Health

Nervousness

Anxiolytic

1. Decoct leaves & drink 1 cup + little tea (Camellia sinensis).
2. Prepare tea from leaves, sweeten & drink x1 cup/day.

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Cold & cough

Anti-Infective, Anti-tussive

Decoct leaves & drink 1 cup x3/day until well.

Aerial partsZ
Wound Healing

Wound inflammation

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Mix equal amounts of leaves + marjoram (Origanum majorana) leaves + "saris", lentisque (Pistacia lentiscus) + watercress (Nasturtium officinale) + carob (Ceratonia siliqua) + pomegrante (Punica granatum); grind well & eat x1 tablespoon daily for 1 mth.

Aerial partsB

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High doses of Melissa officinalis can cause irritation & benign prostatic hyplasia (BPH). Avoid during pregnancy. Care if sensitive skin. Essential oil can raise ocular pressure therefore avoid in glaucoma.