Attenuation of Laboratory-Induced Stress in Humans After Acute Administration of Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)

@article{Kennedy2004AttenuationOL,
  title={Attenuation of Laboratory-Induced Stress in Humans After Acute Administration of Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)},
  author={David O. Kennedy and Wendy Little and Andrew Scholey},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={607-613}
}
OBJECTIVE Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) is contemporaneously used as a mild sedative and/or calming agent. [] Key MethodMETHODS In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, balanced crossover experiment, 18 healthy volunteers received two separate single doses of a standardized M. officinalis extract (300 mg, 600 mg) and a placebo, on separate days separated by a 7-day washout period.
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