Melissa Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
  • Alternative Names: Lemon Balm
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Geranial
  • Other Main Constituents: Neral, Germacrene, Caryophyllene
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaf Top

Neuroprotective Effects of β-Caryophyllene against Dopaminergic Neuron Injury in a Murine Model of Parkinson’s Disease Induced by MPTP

Viveros-Paredes JM, González-Castañeda RE, Gertsch J, Chaparro-Huerta V, López-Roa RI, Vázquez-Valls E, Beas-Zarate C, Camins-Espuny A, Flores-Soto ME Pharmaceuticals (Basel, Switzerland), 2017 ABSTRACT: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders and is characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). Although the causes of PD are not understood, evidence suggests that its pathogenesis is associated… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

Screening of plants used in the European traditional medicine to treat memory disorders for acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity and anti amyloidogenic activity

Lobbens ES, Vissing KJ, Jorgensen L, van de Weert M, Jäger AK Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Plants used in the traditional medicine of Europe to treat memory dysfunction and/or to enhance memory were investigated for activity against the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. Aim of the study: To investigate 35 ethanolic extracts… Read more »

Antinociceptive and antihyperglycemic effects of Melissa officinalis essential oil in an experimental model of diabetes

Hasanein P, Riahi H Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Center, 2015 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of oral administration of Melissa officinlias essential oil (MOEO) on hyperalgesia was investigated using the formalin test in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animals were divided into control, MOEO-treated control (0.01,… Read more »