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Divine Living Melissa Essential Oil
Melissa officianalis, A product, that is one of our favorites, this light, clear lemony oil is a delight to the senses and the emotions. Its aroma is clear and icy-cool. The high price of true Melissa is because, although the plant is easy to grow, it takes approximately THREE tons of plant material to yield 1/2 kilo of the essential oil.  
Melissa is famous particularly for its soothing, memory boosting and anti depressant powers, among others whose glimpses are given below.
Uses? Medicinally Melissa essential oil has been confirmed to have powerful anti-viral properties. Studies in Germany indicate it is useful against various strains of flu virus, herpes, smallpox, and mumps. 
Melissa is also recommended for treatment of both nausea and indigestion, especially when they are caused by nervous tension. Some authorities say that it slows the heart beat, relieving palpitations and helps lower blood pressure. 
Agitation - Dementia: A recent study quoted in the Journal of Complimentary Medicine showed that Melissa Essential oil is a safe and effective treatment for the management of agitation in severe dementia.  The study indicates that true pure Melissa oil significantly reduced agitation and has important quality of life benefits. 
Emotionally, Melissa is a delight. It is a mild sedative in small doses, and believed to calm anxiety. Both calming and uplifting, Melissa Essential oil is said to be extremely useful in cases of emotional shock, grief, fear and anger. It is said to bring acceptance and understanding. Some say it helps in dealing with past lives.
Anti Depressant: It is said to be an effective mood lifter and anti depressant. It has been found to drive away sadness and bring joy and hope. That is why it was called “Elixir of Life” or “Nectar of Life”, way back in 15th Century.
Invigorates: Melissa invokes warm feelings and gives warmth to the respiratory system and the cardio-vascular system. It is said that one can avoid frequent colds with the help of this property.
Helps with nerves: Melissa serves as a tonic for the nervous systems, keeping it healthy, functioning properly and strong, and helps avoid nervous disorders. Problems like vertigo, nervousness, convulsions etc. can be helped using this property of Melissa Essential Oil.
Helps during painful periods: Many problems related to menstruation and Post Menstrual Syndrome can benefit with the help of Melissa Oil. These include the problem of obstructed menses, irregular menses, pain and extreme fatigue during periods and others such as untimely menopause, annoyance and depression after menopause.
Sedative: This essential oil sedates and soothes. It is good on calming inflammations, anxiety, nervousness, trauma and shock. It also promotes sleep due to this property. It relaxes body, mind and soul and brings peace. Once upon a time, it was used to help soldiers relax and drive away tiredness.
Anti Spasmodic: Spasm can be of respiratory system, muscular system, nervous system and digestive system and may give severe coughs, muscular cramps, convulsions, breathlessness and severe abdominal pains respectively. The essential oil of Melissa, being an effective sedative and relaxant, can give relief from spasm.
Stomach Aid: Melissa Oil helps in the smooth functioning of stomach. It helps heal the wounds, scratches, or ulcers in the stomach, maintains proper flow of gastric juices and bile into the stomach and also protects it from infections.
Fever reducer: Being an anti bacterial it fights the bacterial or microbial infections in the body, including those causing fever. It helps reduce body temperature and removal of toxins produced during fever, through sweat.
Other Benefits: This oil has also been found to be effective with Herpes, sores, ulcers, fungal infections, headaches, fatigue, blood pressure, etc.
Few Words of Caution: It is Non-toxic but may cause irritations or sensations to sensitive people. So, pregnant women and those who have sensitive skin should avoid using it. I would limit it to approximately four drops per ounce of carrier, or four to five drops in a bath.
Melissa Essential Oil
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