Melissa officinalis drawing of ginger root
Other names Balm, Sweet balm, Cure-all
Habitat Common plant native to southern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa and now growing throughout the world
Constituents Essential oil, flavonoids, triterpenes, polyphenols, tannins
Actions Relaxant
Antispasmodic
Diaphoretic
Carminative
Nerve tonic
Therapeutic uses Mental well-being — a relaxing tonic useful for anxiety, mild depression, restlessness, irritability and feelings of nervousness
Digestive system — useful for digestive problems associated with anxiety such as indigestion, acidity, nausea, bloating and colic
absurditii blends Dusk — combined with cinnamon bark, passionflower, cornflower petals, chamomile flowers and vervain leaf
Cool — combined with elder flowers, hibiscus, orange peel, vervain leaf and rosehips

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