Commonly known as “Lemon Balm” due to its refreshing citrus scent, Melissa is one of the most fragrant and powerful medicinal plants that grow in the Nairian garden.
With exceptionally high antioxidant activity, the cleansing and effervescent lemon-scented leaves of this dense shrub have been revered all throughout time. As early as the fifteenth century, French nuns referred to this herb as the “Elixir of Life”, and knew that it could be beneficial for one’s memory and mood. Indeed, Melissa can act as a powerful antidepressant.
Melissa is a Mediterranean plant that got its name from the Greek word for “honeybee”. The gentle aroma of its potent essential oil brings one to a state of calm, stimulates alertness, boosts the immune system, and improves mental performance. That said, this herb can also work wonders for the skin.
Because Melissa distillate is soothing and blemish-fighting, it can be extremely beneficial to sensitive or oily skin, reducing redness and soothing irritation.
Nairian uses Melissa distillate in its Spot Treatment Gel.