Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||dark - brown paste, characteristic citrus odor|
|:||Soluble in alcohol & oil, insoluble in water|
|:||0.880 - 0.920 @ 20°C|
|:||1.455 - 1.485 @ 20°C|
Plant Part Used
|:||Leaves & Tops|
DESCRIPTION:Known by the botanical name of 'Melissa officinalis' this highly regarded oil provides relaxing effect to the body as well as helps in uplifting the spirits and helping in dispeling melancholy. These properties also make this oil referred as the 'Elixir of Life.' It has as sweet, fresh & citrus-like smell having pale yellow color and watery viscosity.
CONSTITUENTS:Cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, cis-3-hexenol, methyl hepenone, 3-octanol, 1-octen-3-ol, citronellal, linalool, copaene, b-bourbonene, a-humulene, neral, caryophyllene, germacrene-D .
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:Sweet Citrus Citronella odor.
BLENDS WITH:Basil,rose, geranium, Roman chamomile, frankincense, ylang-ylang, lavender.
COMMON NAMES:Balm, Erva Cidrera, Lemon Balm, Common Balm, Hashishat Al Nahil, Cytria, Kovanutu.
USES:As an essential oil, it has wide usage in aromatherapy applications. Helping to bring calmness to mind and at the same time having a great sedating effect, it helps in calming heartbeat & palpitation. It is further used to correct menstrual problems, while having excellent treatment properties in fighting cold sores (herpes simplex) & fungal infections to a lesser degree.