Melissa officinalis, Lamiaceae family.
A fragrant and aromatic perennial with embossed oval leaves and small white or pink flowers that grows spontaneously in gardens. The leaves and flowering stems are traditionally used as digestive and antispasmodic, especially for painful periods, or to regularise sleep cycles and overall mood. The plant contains polyphenols, tannins and an essential oil.
Use & Special precautions
Please read the SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR USE.
Preparation: Add 2 g (1 large pinch) per cup, steep for 10 min. Drink 3 cups a day.
Properties and beneficial combinations
- as an antispasmodic: gently massage the abdomen with 2 drops of Lavender essential oil diluted in a tablespoon of Macadamia oil.
- to facilitate and regularise sleeping patterns: add 2 g (1 large pinch) of Linden flower. Drink 1 cup after dinner and 1 before bed.
Do not use Melissa for long periods as it has an inhibitory effect on sex glands. It may also multiply the effects of some sedative drugs. Do not use in case of treatment for thyroid disorders.
INFUSION OR DECOCTION?
Plant parts: leaves
Identification & Packaging
Organic Agriculture certification FR-BIO-01.
50 g cellophane bag