Мelissa essential oil (Melissa officinalis)


Appearance  fluid transparent liquid  
Colour pale yellow to yellow green  
Odor specific, of melissa, lemon-like  
Relative density, g/cm3 from 0,870 to 0,906  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1.4600 to 1,4800  
Acid Value, mg KOH/g not more than 2,5  
Ester Value, mg KOH/g from 27,0 to 220,0  
Optical rotation (20 °C), °C from  +2 to  – 32         

Contents of characteristic ingredients (by GC), %:  
Citral  from 17 to 60  


Therapeutic Properties:
The therapeutic properties of melissa oil are antidepressant, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, sudorific and tonic.