Also known as Melissa, Lemon Balm is a perennial herbaceous plant that is part of the mint family. In wellness practices, Lemon Balm:
Has been used for centuries, dating back to the Middle Ages
Contains rosmarinic acid, known for its antioxidant properties**
Is traditionally used to support healthy mood and calmness**
What is Lemon Balm?
A member of the mint family, Melissa officinalis is also known as lemon balm. Native to Europe, it is now grown all over the world with a rich history of use.
Melissa is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows up to two feet high. In the spring and summer months, it blooms small clusters of light yellow flowers. Its leaves are very deeply wrinkled and range in color from yellowish-green to dark green, depending on the region where it is grown. The leaves have a lemon scent and bear a resemblance to mint leaves.
Considered a calming herb, Melissa was steeped in wine during the Middle Ages as it was thought to help lift the spirits.** Today, it is used to support healthy mood and calmness.** Melissa contains rosmarinic acid, which is known for its antioxidant properties.**
Lemon Balm Supplements
Lemon Balm supplements are derived from the leaves of the plant and can come in capsules, tablets, and liquid extracts. These leaves are also used to make Melissa Essential Oil. Piping Rock’s Melissa supplements come in easy to swallow quick release capsules for fast absorption.
Lemon Balm Liquid Extract
Now, enjoy the benefits of this powerful ingredient in liquid extract form! Easy for taking Lemon Balm on-the-go and adding seamlessly to water or juice.