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Melissa Hydrosol

Melissa officinalis


Reduce the effects of PMS and periods with Inshanti’s melissa hydrosol. Also called lemon balm, melissa works to relax your body, reducing cramps, combating water retention, and targeting headaches. It also helps to soothe eczema, diaper rash, and skin irritations, including poison ivy and oak.

2 oz.
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Your pregnancy should be a wonderful time; don’t let morning sickness ruin it. Melissa hydrosol is known as a digestive aid, reducing nausea, calming upset stomachs, and taming intestinal spasms and cramps, including those that may accompany colitis and Crohn’s disease. Many people use melissa daily in a hot or cold beverage to encourage their overall well-being. It calms the mind, lessening stress and anxiety. Because it has anti-infectious properties and is an immunostimulant, this daily use may also help protect you during flu and allergy season.




Plant Parts: Flowers and Leaves
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Chemical Family: Aldehydes, Esters and Sesquiterpenes
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Citrus, Dry, Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, Lemony, Rosy and Strong
Note Classification: Middle



ADHD: For children, 30 milliliters in one liter of water and drink it throughout the day; for adults, 60 milliliters in one liter of water.

Allergies, flu prevention: Add 30 milliliters to one liter of water and drink it throughout the day for 21 days; then stop for seven days. Repeat if still in heightened flu or allergy season.

Anxiety: Use in hot or cold beverage as a tonic.

Baby anxiety: Add to bath water.

Diaper rash, cradle cap: Spritz or pat it on and allow to air dry.

Herpes sores: Apply undiluted to herpes sores 6–10 times a day, and with each application take one-half tablespoon of the hydrosol internally.

Intestinal cramps, digestive issues: Use in hot or cold beverage as a tonic.

Morning sickness: Use in hot or cold beverage as a tonic.

PMS and menstrual symptoms: Use in hot or cold beverage as a tonic.

Poison ivy or oak: Spritz or pat it on undiluted as soon as possible and allow to air dry.

Rashes, skin irritations: Spritz or pat it on and allow to air dry.

Skin care, aging: Spritz on face and hands or add to lotions.


Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic – An agent that relieves or diminishes pain.
  • Antidepressant – An agent that is uplifting and counteracts melancholy.
  • Anti-infectious – Helps the body strengthen its own resistance to infective organisms and rid the body of illness.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antiviral – An agent that can destroy or inhibit the growth and reproduction of viruses.
  • CNS Sedative – Calming to the central nervous system.
  • Digestive – Increases functional activity of the digestive tract.
  • Immunostimulant – Stimulates functioning of the immune system.
  • Sedative – Calms and tranquilizes by lowering the functional activity of the organ or body part.
  • Stimulant – An agent that stimulates the physiological functions of the body.
  • Tonic — An agent that strengthens and improves bodily performance.


No known safety concerns.



Melissa brings a calming presence to skin rashes and irritations. You can spritz it on your face and hands or add it to lotions to take advantage of its anti-aging properties. Studies have shown that melissa hydrosol may also be used to combat herpes sores because it is an antiviral; see the protocol in our how-to-use section.*

Melissa is gentle enough for children. Use it to soothe your baby’s diaper rash or cradle cap or in their evening bath to bring a sense of calm and to lower anxiety. Some studies have shown melissa to be effective in lessening ADHD symptoms because it calms the body while improving focus.**

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