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

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 »