|Latin Name:||Melissa officinalis L.|
|Plant Source:||Stem and Leaf|
|Appearance:||Yellow brown powder|
|Specification:||10:1;1%-10% Flavones;1%-10% Rosmarinic acid|
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region.In North America, Melissa officinalis has escaped cultivation and spread into the wild.
Lemon balm requires light and at least 20 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) to germinate.Lemon balm grows in clumps and spreads vegetatively as well as by seed. In mild temperate zones, the stems of the plant die off at the start of the winter, but shoot up again in spring.
1.Mild sedative, stress (anxiety) reduction and appetite improvment.
2.Modulate for mood and cognitive enhancement as well as sleep aid.
3.Pain relief, including menstrual cramps, headache and toothache.
4.Antioxidant and antitumor activity.
5.Antimicrobial, antiviral activity against a variety of viruses, including herpes simplex virus (HSV) and HIV-1.
1.in foods and beverages, is widely used for flavoring.
2. in health care product field, is used for promoting sleep and improving appetite.
3.in pharmaceutical field, is frequently used as mild sedative agent to regulate mood and significantly increase calmness and alertness.