Melissa officinalis L.
Kosher certified

Melissa Essential oil France

Melissa officinalis L.
Botanical family : Lamiaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Aerial parts
Harvest period :
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F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
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D

CAS TSCA : 8014-71-9
INCI : Melissa officinalis leaf oil


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Citral like

In the middle of the plant

Lemon balm or melissa is a hardy herbaceous plant. When rubbed, the serrated oval leaves release a pleasant, refreshing citrus scent, a characteristic that has resulted in its having a number of related common names, such as “lemon balm”, “lemon grass”, “sweet balm” or “lemon melissa.” The essential oil produced from the plant’s greenery has a fresh, herbaceous scent with a typical lemon-citronella note. The melissa plant tops are harvested starting the second year after planting, before the flowering period. They are then sun-dried and distilled.

The properties of melissa leaves have been known since ancient times. The plant can be found in both folk traditions and traditional medicine. It was famous as a key ingredient in Carmelite Water”: This extract made in the Discalced Carmelite convent was used by the ladies of the Sun King’s court and relieved Cardinal Richelieu’s headaches.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Steam distillation
Appearance Colourless to light greenish yellow limpid mobile liquid
Constituents Citral, beta-caryophyllene, methyl-heptenone, citronellal


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary