Modulation of mood and cognitive performance following acute administration of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm)

@article{Kennedy2002ModulationOM,
  title={Modulation of mood and cognitive performance following acute administration of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm)},
  author={D. Kennedy and A. Scholey and N. Tildesley and E. Perry and K. Wesnes},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={72},
  pages={953-964}
}
Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) is a traditional herbal medicine, which enjoys contemporary usage as a mild sedative, spasmolytic and antibacterial agent. It has been suggested, in light of in vitro cholinergic binding properties, that Melissa extracts may effectively ameliorate the cognitive deficits associated with Alzheimer's disease. To date, no study has investigated the effects on cognition and mood of administration of Melissa to healthy humans. The present randomised, placebo… Expand
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