Lemon Balm Oil

Oils Oca-Brazil

 

 1 fl.oz / 30 ml

 

 

100% Pure and Natural
Extracted by Cold pressing process
No artificial / synthetic fragrance, flavor or preservative
Applications: Cosmetic, Food and Pharmaceutical .

Melissa officinalis



Lemon balm can be compared with the effectiveness of mint in the soothing effect it has on the stomach and the positive effect it has on the digestive system. Lemon balm is used to relieve pain and discomfort associated with indigestion and offers relief for such symptoms as gas and bloating. Lemon balm is also beneficial to those suffering from nervousness, anxiety and slight insomnia. Lemon balm helps to calm and relax the nerves and has been used successfully since the Middle Ages.

Lemon balm holds some sedative properties found specifically in some of the chemicals it contains in volatile oils, including citronellal and citrals. In case studies, Lemon balm oil has demonstrated calming effects when taken orally. When consumption doses are increased, Lemon balm may oil induce sleep. One case study indicated further benefits of Lemon balm may include improved memory and lengthened attention span among patients who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. This may be a consequence of the presence of antioxidants in Lemon balm. Yet another case study showed the use of Lemon balm in aromatherapy, applying or inhaling fragrances to affect the mood, was effective in calming overexcited individuals specifically those suffering from dementia. Lemon balm oil has been useful for relieving menstrual cramps, urinary spasms, and gastrointestinal complications or pain. The volatile oils in Lemon balm are made up of chemicals that help the muscles relax, particularly the muscles of the bladder, stomach, and uterus, consequently providing relief of cramps, gas, and nausea.

Lemon balm may also help to block some of the secretion of the thyroid gland and its ability to release hormones in the body. Lemon balm is mentioned in the scientific journal Endocrinology where it is explained that Melissa officinalis exhibits antithyrotropic activity, hence making it of possible use in the treatment of Graves' disease or hyperthyroidism.

Lemon balm has been used in connection with diseases or conditions involving herpes and other viruses. Creams and ointments that include Lemon balm oil have helped to heal cold sores or genital sores induced by the herpes simplex virus. It was also noted that the infections themselves were confined while using the Lemon balm oil and did not spread as much, and individuals reported that the use of Lemon balm oil topically offered further relief from symptoms such as redness and itching. Lemon balm's antiviral properties may be attributed to chemical compounds it contains such as caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid.

Lemon Balm oil contains eugenol which kills bacteria and has been shown to calm muscles and numb tissues. It also contains tannins that contribute to its anti-viral effects, as well as terpenes that add to its soothing effects. Considering the lipophilic nature of Lemon balm essential oil, which enables it to penetrate the skin, and a high selectivity index, Melissa officinalis oil might be suitable for topical treatment of herpetic infections. Traditionally it has been used widely as a sedative and as an antispasmodic. Lemon balm is used in some variations of the Colgate Herbal toothpaste for its soothing and aromatic properties.

The remedies made from the Lemon balm oil are also excellent in treating allergies and the potent antiviral action of the herb makes it very excellent for the treatment of cold sores in patients. The liver and the gallbladder are also gently soothed down by the bitter principles present in the Lemon balm and these tend to enhance the rate of digestion as well as absorption in the stomach. Remedies made from the Lemon balm oil also become very useful in cases of nervousness, excessive anxiety or depression that effects the functioning of the heart, leading to heart pains or other problems like palpitations or an irregular heartbeat.

 

                 

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Suggested Use

20 to 30 drops of Lemon balm oil three times daily for difficulty sleeping or to reduce stomach complaints, flatulence, or bloating.

For cold sores or herpes sores, use 20 to 40 drops of Lemon balm oil in 1 cup boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool. Apply with cotton balls to the sores throughout the day or apply pure Lemon balm oil directly onto the skin or add 10 drops of Copaiba oil to a teaspoon of Lemon balm oil to increase the healing properties.

For children, Lemon balm may be used topically on cold sores. However, the dosage should be half of the recommended for this use in adults. For internal use, adjust the recommended adult dose to account for the child's weight.

Cream or lotion - Although the high aldehyde content of Lemon balm oil may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals, it is useful to fight fungal infections, checking the blood flow in wounds and in some quarters it is also used to counteract baldness and hair loss. Lemon balm oil was also found to have exceptionally high antioxidant activity.

Compress - Painful swellings, in problems such as gout can be relieved by application of pads soaked in Lemon balm oil.

Ointment – The Lemon balm oil based ointment can be used for the treatment of sores, and all sorts of insect bites, as well as an insect repellent. The Lemon balm ointment can be used as a combination herbal formula. Mix five ml Lemon balm oil with hundred g ointment base for treating insect bites or as an insect repellent. Topical: Apply topical oil to affected area, 3 times daily

Infused oil – Heated or hot infused oil can be used as a gentle massage oil for taming depression, nervous tension, asthma and bronchitis. The hot oil can also be used as an ointment.

Massage oil – To make a massage oil, dilute 5 - 10 drops of the Lemon balm oil in about 20 ml almond or the same amount of passion fruit oil, this can be rubbed on the body for reliving tension or on the chest to relieve problems.

Culinary uses : Lemon balm oil is often used as a flavouring in ice cream and herbal teas, both hot and iced, often in combination with other herbs such as spearmint.
The Lemon balm oil is also used in many culinary preparations and cuisines in Brasil and Europe. The Lemon balm oil can be added to green salads, as well as to marinades and sauces, to vegetable soups and stews.
Great in jams and jellies, and also is a great ingredient to mix in the preparation of herbal vinegar - especially the tarragon vinegar. The Lemon balm oil has a rather delicate taste, and when using, use as much as you need and more in quantity then the other robust or pungent culinary herbs normally used in culinary preparations. Many liqueurs can be fortified and flavored by adding the Lemon balm oil, for example Chartreuse and Benedictine can be flavored in this way.

Precautions
Melissa oil is non-toxic but could cause sensitization and irritation and in this case should always be used in low dilutions.
For this reason it should be avoided during pregnancy and by people with a very sensitive skin.


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