China Lemon Balm Extract
Product Name:China Lemon Balm Extract Powder, China Melissa
Latin Name: Melissa axillaris(Benth.)Bakh.f.
Description:Melissa Officinalis is commonly used in Europe as a
tea, liquid extract, and topical preparation. Ancient Greeks and
Romans used melissa in surgical dressings for wounds and in
preparations to treat venomous or infectious bites and stings such
as with dogs and scorpions. Today, melissa's primary use involves
the treatment of cold sores and teething. It is also commonly used
as an antibacterial and antifungal agent.
Plant Used Part:Leaf
Appearance: yellowish-brown powder
Main effective ingredient:Rosmarinic acid
Molecular Formula]: C18H16O8
Molecular Weight: 360.33
(1) In addition to shortening the healing period of cold sores,
Melissa Officinalis may aid in the prevention of spreading the
(2) Melissa Officinalis has also seen much use in Europe as
supportive therapy for the nervous system, possibly helping to
decrease stress and improve sleep.
(3) Laboratory studies have shown that rosmarinic acid, the active
ingredient to which Melissa Officinalis is standardized, has been
reported to inhibit cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) to an extent
comparable to ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin. This may indicate
the ability to reduce inflammation.
(4)A study suggests that Melissa Officinalis may support normal
function of the thyroid gland.