Also known as lemon balm, Melissa is a perennial herbaceous plant that is part of the mint family. In wellness practices, Melissa:
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 Melissa?
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.**
Melissa 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.
Directions for Use
Always consult with your trusted healthcare provider prior to adding any supplement to your regimen. There is no set recommended daily allowance for Melissa supplements. Refer to individual label directions for more information.