1. History and use
Melissa is a plant native to the eastern Mediterranean basin (Turkey) and found in all the temperate climates of the planet. lts use as a medicinal plant, dates back to theophrastus and Hippocrates, in Ancient Greece At the time, it was already recognized its benefits to calm people disorders. The antispasmodic and Europeans as digestive, soothing contemporary world.
The Melissa is used in herbal medicine to treat anxiety and nervous disorders as well as gastrointestinal problems and is also used for its stimulating effect on brain function. it’s effectiveness in the anxious and soothe nervous Arabs have used it as and antiviral treatment of insomnia.
2. Description of the plant
Lemon balm is a perennial, bushy, 30 cm to 80 cm tall plant with erect, square stems branched and pubescent, with pale green leaves on the underside and brighter on the upper surface, opposite, ovate and petiolate, rough to the touch. Slightly lemony when wrinkled, flowers, white or pink, are inserted into the axils of the leaves. The fruit is a tetrakene of brown color, containing dark brown seeds and shining. There are several varieties of licorice: aura, lemonella, lemonella, lime, etc. The plant grows well on fresh soils, whether exposed to the sun or shade.
3. Curative action
- Internal use
Treatment of nervous disorders: stress, anxiety, anxiety, nervous breakdown.
Antispasmodic effects: spasms of the stomach and colon.
Sleep disorders: insomnia,
Heart problems: tachycardia,
Gastric disorders: excess stomach acid,
Improves blood circulation: distension or contraction of vessels.
- Traditional uses
This plant has a beneficial effect on morale For some, its use increases longevity, for others, it heals wounds, soothes palpitations and toothaches.
- Relaxing plant
Lemon balm is an effective relaxant for anxiety, mild depression, nervousness and irritability. It and reduces emotivity soothes heart palpitations of nervous origin, indicated when anxiety causes digestive disorders such as indigestion, acidity, nausea, bloating, colic.
Melissa eliminates rash from the virus and reduces its frequency.
- Other uses
Lemon balm is useful for treating cuts, insect bites and fever
For the treatment of nervous and digestive disorders, lemon balm can be taken in several forms: 1.5 to 4.5 g (1 to 3 times per day) of dried aerial parts (leaves, flowers) of the plant 2 to 4 ml of liquid extract (3 times a day), 2 to 6 ml of mother tincture (3 times a day).
For the treatment of agitation, anxiety and insomnia, gently pass lemon balm essential oil on the temples and arms. You can also dilute 10 drops of this essential oil in a soap to incorporate in a hot bath.
For the treatment of cold sores, use a cream containing 1% freeze-dried aqueous extract of lemon balm, 2 to 4 times a day, or make infusion-based compresses.
For the treatment of minor wounds and neuralgia, pass on the painful area 5 drops of essential oil mixed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil Apply 2 to 4 times a day.