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Lemon Balm (20:1) Extract

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Stress & Anxiety Support*
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Product Information

Melissa Officinalis is a perennial, lemon-scented herb with several known names in literature such as balm, common balm, balm mint, and lemon balm.

What is Lemon Balm?

Lemon Balm has been used for well over 2,000 years, as mentioned by Paracelsus (1493–1541), who believed that Lemon Balm was the "elixir of life". The genus name "Melissa", meaning "bee" in Greek refers to its small white flowers full of bee-attracting nectar. Since a long time ago in the West, dried Lemon Balm leaves have often been used as a valuable spice and herb. This little sweet herb is sold widely in the U.S. for two main reasons: to support health and longevity. *

How could Lemon Balm Extract Support My Health?

Lemon Balm flavor helps to support a calm feeling and may help support healthy blood pressure levels. [1] *

Lemon Balm has traditionally been used to positively support mood and cognitive functions. More recently, research has turned its attention towards the bio-active properties of Lemon Balm, including its support of the central nervous system. Research suggests that Lemon Balm delivered in food items can exert positive behavioral effects which can be applied to our health [5] *

Nutrititional Value of Lemon Balm Extract

Fresh Lemon Balm contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, strontium, selenium, and Vitamin C.

Lemon Balm is a good potential source of many functional components, including polyphenolic compounds (rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid, and protocatechuic acid), monoterpenoid aldehydes, essential oils (citral), sesquiterpenes, citronellal, linalool, and geraniol.

Lemon Balm is high in flavonoids (such as luteolin) which may support healthy antioxidation in the body. *

It also contains tannins, which are astringent and contribute to the Lemon Balm's toutic effects as a health tonic. *

Suggested Usage / Dosage

The recommended dosage for this extract is 50 - 100 mg for up to three times daily.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

2 years from Date of Manufacture.

References

  1. Dastmalchi K., Damien Dorman H. J., Oinonen P. P., Darwis Y., Laakso I., Hiltunen R. Chemical composition and in vitro antooxidative activity of a lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) extract. LWT-Food Sci. Technol. (2008);41:391–400. doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2007.03.007.
  2. Gruenwalkd J., Brendler T., Jaenicke C., Fleming T. PDR for herbal medicines. 2nd ed. Medical Economics Company; Montvale, NJ, USA: (2000). pp. 461–463.
  3. Yang H. J., Kim E. H., Park J. O., Kim J. E., Park S. N. Antioxidative activity and component analysis of fermented Malissa officinalis extracts. J. Soc. Cosmet. Scientists Korea. (2009);35:47–55.
  4. Sweetman S. C. Martindale: the complete drug reference. 33rd ed. Pharmaceutical Press; London, UK: (2002). p. 1632.
  5. Scholey A, Gibbs A, Neale C, et al. Anti-Stress Effects of Lemon Balm-Containing Foods. Nutrients. 2014;6(11):4805-4821. doi:10.3390/nu6114805.
  6. Velićanski AS, Cvetković DD, Markov SL, Šaponjac VTT, Vulić JJ. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of the Beverage Obtained by Fermentation of Sweetened Lemon Balm
(Melissa officinalis L.) Tea with Symbiotic Consortium 
of Bacteria and Yeasts. Food Technology and Biotechnology. 2014;52(4):420-429. doi:10.17113/ftb.52.04.14.3611.
  7. Akhondali Z, Dianat* M, Radan M. Negative Chronotropic and Antidysrhythmic Effects of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis L.) on CaCl2-Induced Arrhythmias in Rats. Electronic Physician. 2015;7(1):971-976. doi:10.14661/2015.971-976.
  8. Ramanauskiene K, Raudonis R, Majiene D. Rosmarinic Acid and Melissa officinalis Extracts Differently Affect Glioblastoma Cells. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2016;2016:1564257. doi:10.1155/2016/1564257.
  9. Jeung IC, Jee D, Rho C-R, Kang S. Melissa Officinalis L. Extracts Protect Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells against Oxidative Stress-Induced Apoptosis. International Journal of Medical Sciences. 2016;13(2):139-146. doi:10.7150/ijms.13861.
  10. Bayat M, Azami Tameh A, Hossein Ghahremani M, et al. Neuroprotective properties of Melissa officinalis after hypoxic-ischemic injury both in vitro and in vivo. DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2012;20(1):42. doi:10.1186/2008-2231-20-42.
  11. Inhibitory activity of Melissa officinalis L. extracts on Herpes simplex virus type 2 replication. Mazzanti G, Battinelli L, Pompeo C, Serrilli AM, Rossi R, Sauzullo I, Mengoni F, Vullo V Nat Prod Res. 2008; 22(16):1433-40.
  12. Morrison M. Lemon Balm, http://www.herballegacy.com/Morrison_Lemon_Balm.html.
  13. Effect of rosmarinic acid on atopic dermatitis.Lee J, Jung E, Koh J, Kim YS, Park D J Dermatol. 2008 Dec; 35(12):768-71.
  14. De Carvalho NC, Corrêa-Angeloni MJF, Leffa DD, et al. Evaluation of the genotoxic and antigenotoxic potential of Melissa officinalis in mice. Genetics and Molecular Biology. 2011;34(2):290-297. doi:10.1590/S1415-47572011000200021.

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