Category Archives: Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Rosmarinic Acid: Mood Elevating Phytochemical

Rosmarinic acid is a phytochemical with important medicinal properties. Rosmarinic acid is an ester derivative of the hydroxycinnamic acid, caffeic acid. Rosmarinic acid is found in a large number of herbs and spices including rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), basil (Ocimum basilicum), … Continue reading

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Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis): Anxiolytic and Antidepressant?

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial flowering plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family. Other common names for lemon balm include common balm, balm or mint balm. The plant is native to South and Central Europe, as … Continue reading

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