Scientific name: Melissa officinalis
Origin: Mediterranean and S Europe
Medicinal use: Lemon balm is used in some toothpastes, due to its antiseptic and aromatic properties. In Argentina it is one of the “yuyos” (herbs) with which the mate drunk with a bombilla is often flavored. Antidepressant, antioxidant and anxiolytic properties have been found in its compounds. Melissa essential oil contains strong properties that help promote feelings of calm.
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