Melissa Oil organic
Organic Melissa Oil, Organic Lemon Balm Oil
distilled, essential oil
Organic melissa oil in other languages:
Bio Melissenöl, organic melissa oil, huile de mélisse organique, aceite orgánico de melisa, olio di melissa biologico, органическое масло мелиссы
MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL
The lemon balm:
The lemon balm is native to the Mediterranean area and West Asia. Today it is known as a crop throughout Europe and North America. In 1988, the lemon balm was the German Medicinal Plant of the Year. It is a perennial, and up to 90 cm tall, herbaceous plant with an intense aroma of lemons. The stems stand upright, branched, and are often slightly hairy. The light green, oval leaves are notched irregularly at the edge and are 2-6 cm long and 1.5 to 5 cm width. Between July and August, the lemon balm shows small, white to slightly reddish flowers.
How organic melissa oil is produced:
The organicl melissa oil oil is obtained by water steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis). Hot water steam is used as a carrier for the volatile organic compounds of the parts of the plant. Due to the non-miscibility of the organic compounds with water, the phases readily separate upon cooling and the essential oil can be easily separated.
Organic melissa (lemon balm) oil is a mobile, yellow to greenish-yellow colored liquid. It has a characteristic fresh and lemon like scent, with slightly flowery notes. The essential oil is good soluble in alcohol (ethanol), vegetable oils and other essential oils. It is almost insoluble in water.
Relative composition of organic melissa oil:
Major compound of essential melissa (lemon balm) oil is citral, a mixture of geranial and neral. In lower concentrations are included geraniol, citronellol, citronellal, isopulegol and linalool. As a particularly active ingredient, rosmarinic acid has to be mentioned additionally.
Organic melissa oil and its applications:
Medical use, phytotherapy:
In the kitchen:
For more information on organic melissa oil please see our specification.
Check our other products like: Melissa Oil