AFFINITY FOR: immune system, respiratory system, reproductive system, cardiovascular system, yang energy, brow chakra, wood element, fire element
RESONANCE: physical, emotional
PART UTILIZED: leaves, flowers
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Melissa essential oil has a delicate lemony scent. It is both calming and uplifting to the spirit.
APPLICATION: Melissa can be applied, diluted, to the feet or any area of the body.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Melissa essential oil has a youthful, revitalizing effect on the body and spirit. It opens our ability to see and understand truth. The aroma of melissa oil helps us receive insights for living our daily lives. It promotes feelings of compassion and love for life.
Melissa is beneficial to emotionally sensitive individuals who do not respond well to pressure or who are easily upset, almost traumatized, by the slightest confrontation. They spend their strength trying to hold in their feelings to prevent or end an argument rather than risk expressing feelings of anger or hurt. This continual repression of fear or anger eventually leads to depression. Melissa essential oil can be helpful anywhere along this soul destroying path.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Melissa essential oil has been proven to have powerful antiviral properties. It is considered to be one of the most powerful antiseptic and medicinal essential oils. Studies conducted in Germany indicate that it is useful against various strains of flu virus, smallpox, and mumps. The University of Munich reports a complete remission of herpes simplex lesions (cold sores and impetigo) from the use of melissa oil.
Melissa oil is used for hypertension, palpitations, shock, and conditions where the heart is overstimulated. Melissa is excellent in the treatment of allergies, asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, colds, and cold-sore blisters. Melissa is recommended for sterility in women.