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Melissa Rectified (Melissa officinalis)

physical, emotional

Emotional/Spiritual 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.

Ingredient In
Simplicity, Stefanie

Therapeutic Properties
antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral, sedative, calmative, antidepressant, stimulant

Affinity For
immune system, respiratory system, reproductive areas, yang energy, reproductive system, cardiovascular system, brow chakra, fire element, wood element

Plant Family

Part Utilized
leaves, flowers

Aromatic Considerations
Melissa essential oil has a delicate lemony scent. It is both calming and uplifting to the spirits.

Melissa can be applied, diluted, to the feet or any area of the body.

General Information
Because pure melissa is so expensive to produce, growers often redistill the plant material and combine the products of the two distillations. This is a process that is also used for oils other than melissa. The product of this type of distillation is referred to as a rectified oil. The melissa that is currently carried by Butterfly Express, LLC, is a rectified oil. I have had very good results using this particular melissa oil; the antiviral properties seem to be strong, complete and effective. It is an excellent oil and the best reasonably priced melissa oil that I have ever seen. Hopefully this grower will continue to produce this excellent product consistently in the coming years.

Information and statements regarding essential oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

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