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Aromatherapy Oils - Melissa

Botanical name: Melissa Officinalis
Botanical family: Labiatae

Note: Middle

Part of plant used: Leaves

Origin: Melissa grows spontaneously in woods, fields, and shady areas. It loves sunshine but with a combination of shade. The majority of the Melissa oil is produced in France.

Description: Light, sweet, lemony aroma

History: Melissa was held in high esteem by the Greeks, Romans, and Arabs as a special remedy. It was known as "The Elixir of Life" by Paracelsus, Swiss physician and chemist from the 15th century. Melissa is also known as "Lemon Balm". Beware of fakes as the true Melissa oil is very expensive to produce so it is often adulterated.

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