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Lemon balm organic

Lemon balm organic

Melissa officinalis

Botanical Properties

Lemon balm is a herbaceous plant of the Lamiaceae family.
Its stem is square and between 30 to 40cm in height; its heart-shaped bright green serrated leaves give off a lemony aroma.
Its yellowish-white flowers appear at the base of the leaves between June and August.
The plant grows wild in the Mediterranean and in the Orient.
The very low yield from distillation of the aerial parts of the Lemon balm makes it a relatively expensive essential oil.

Origin and history

Its Latin name Melissa comes from the Greek melissophullon, meaning "honey bee leaf".
Lemon balm has been renowned for its aromas since Antiquity, and in the Middle ages it was cultivated by Benedictine monks.
It was soon to become considered a panacea, with healing power over a number of disorders: gastric, nervous, cardiac, menstrual...
Lemon balm is grown in gardens and consumed as a calming herbal infusion, as well as in the drinkable solution Carmelite Water, an anti-spasmodic.
It is appreciated in cooking as a flavouring for meat, fish, soup and milk (in Spain) and in liqueurs.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: mobile translucent liquid
Colour: colourless to pale yellow
Odour: fresh, herbal, lemony

Distilled parts: Flowering heads

Country of origin: France

Density: 0,88


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Neral, geranial, beta-caryophyllene, citronellal
Allergenic compounds naturally present in this essential oil: Citral, geraniol, citronellol, limonene, linalool
Some natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present a risk of allergy for some people. To check your tolerance, always perform an application test in the crease of the elbow before using your blends.


Lemon balm Organic essential oil is excellent for calming, rebalancing, known for its cardiac action, it regulates the blood pressure.
It is also carminative, aperitif, anti-spasmodic.
To these are added antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic and anti-allergic properties.


Lemon balm essential oil is active in case of nervous exhaustion, anxiety, and insomnia in children and adults.
It is effective against cardiac disorders: palpitations, tachycardia, blood pressure changes (without organic cause)
Its antiviral action allows it to be used on genital herpes, shingles, chickenpox



Consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration: 1 drop of Lemon balm Organic essential oil twice a day, before the meal, with a little honey or on a lozenge placed under the tongue, as an aperitif.
On the skin, to treat nervousness: 2 to 3 drops in several drops of apricot kernel vegetable oil on the solar plexus and on the inside of the wrists
For difficult digestion, 2 or 3 drops in several drops of sesame vegetable oil in massage on the top of the stomach.

Possible synergies

Basil, bitter orange, lavender

Energetic values and synergies

In energetic aromatherapy, Lemon balm essential oil is associated with the heart chakra, Anahata.
Its colour is green.
Lemon balm may be associated with the heart chakra because of its profound curative properties in moments of great pain and depression.
Lemon balm can also be beneficial when there are blockages of energy between the solar plexus and the heart. Apply to the region situated between these two chakras to free the blockages.
Synergies: Damask rose, Lavender


Flammable. Oral administration on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with the eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 years or pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food usage possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The data given on essential oils on this website is for information only. In no way does it replace the advice given by a doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult a doctor.

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