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A literature review of the medicinal properties of lemonbalm

@inproceedings{Pawson2012ALR,
  title={A literature review of the medicinal properties of lemonbalm},
  author={J. Pawson},
  year={2012}
}
Melissa officinalis, otherwise known as lemon balm or balm, is a small perennial herb with a distinctive lemon smell and small white flowers (Mills, 1993). It is native to much of Europe and has been used traditionally since the time of the ancient Greeks where Dioscorides describes it used for dog bites and gout in the first century AD (Grieve, 1980). Traditionally it has been used in patients with fever, to apply to wounds, to treat melancholy and as an emmenagogue (Culpeper, 1977) (Gerard… Expand
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An Overview of Badranjboya ( Melissa officinalis)
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Melissa officinalis L., is a is a perennial plant, which belongs to the family labiatae, which has a lemony flavor and fragrance and is used as a hormonal herb due to its antithyroid activity. Expand

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Lippia alba, Melissa officinalis and Cymbopogon citratus: effects of the aqueous extracts on the isolated hearts of rats.
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The aqueous extracts provoked significant CR reduction and did not alter the CF, and the negative CR effect may have occurred by cardiac muscarinics receptors stimulation. Expand
Antiviral Substances in Plants of the Mint Family (Labiatae). II. Nontannin Polyphenol of Melissa officinalis. ∗
  • E. C. Herrmann, L. Kucera
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • 1967
Summary The presence of gelatin did not eliminate the antiviral activity of aqueous extracts of Melissa officinalis against herpes simplex and vaccinia viruses in disc plaque-suppression tests,Expand
Local therapy of herpes simplex with dried extract from Melissa officinalis.
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The studies provided the proof that the ingredient gave protection against herpes simplex infections, and the initiation of the treatment in the very early stages of the infection revealed itself as most effective. Expand
The aromatic and polyphenolic composition of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L. subsp. officinalis) tea
The chemical composition of the widely used herbal tea made from lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L. subsp. officinalis) was previously unknown. The qualitative and quantitative composition of theExpand
Relaxant effect of essential oil of Melissa officinalis and citral on rat ileum contractions.
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The relaxant effect of the essential oil of Melissa officinalis and its main component, citral, on rat isolated ileum contractions was evaluated and inhibited the response to KCl, ACh and 5-HT in a concentration-dependent manner. Expand
Antiviral Substances in Plants of the Mint Family (Labiatae). I. Tannin of Melissa officinalis. ∗
  • L. Kucera, E. C. Herrmann
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • 1967
Summary Tannin-containing fractions from aqueous extracts of Melissa officinalis were prepared by gelatin precipitation, hide-powder adsorption, and lead acetate precipitation and it was found thatExpand
The effect of the Melissa officinalis extract on immune response in mice.
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The present results confirm the effect of water extracts from leaves of Melissa on the immune system, in both humoral and cellular response. Expand
A randomized double‐blind placebo‐controlled trial of a standardized extract of Matricariae recutita, Foeniculum vulgare and Melissa officinalis (ColiMil®) in the treatment of breastfed colicky infants
Objective: The aim of this randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trial was to investigate the effectiveness and side effects of a phytotherapeutic agent with Matricariae recutita, FoeniculumExpand
Balm mint extract (Lo-701) for topical treatment of recurring herpes labialis.
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The tested formulation of standardized balm mint cream is effective for the treatment of herpes simplex labialis and the different mechanism of action of the balm Mint extract rules out the development of resistance of the herpes virus. Expand
Neuroprotective and Neurological Properties of Melissa officinalis
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The results suggest that the Melissa officinalis plant has a significant (P < 0.05) protective effect on hydrogen peroxide induced toxicity in PC12 cells. Expand
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