Anti-depressant: This property is one of the four most significant medicinal properties of this oil. It is an effective mood lifter and an antidepressant. It has been found to drive away sadness and inspire joy and hope.
Cordial: This means that it invokes warm feelings and provides actual warmth to the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system. One can avoid frequent colds with the help of this property.
Nervine: Melissa essential oil is also considered a Nervine substance. This means that it serves as a tonic for the nervous system, keeping it healthy, functioning properly and helping to avoid nervous disorders. Problems like vertigo, nervousness, and convulsions can be treated using this property of Melissa essential oil.
Sedative: This essential oil sedates and soothes. It is good for calming inflammation, anxiety, nervousness, trauma and shock. It also promotes sleep due to this property. It relaxes the body, mind and soul while bringing feelings of peace and contentment.
Anti-spasmodic: An unexplainable or excessive contraction in the body is called a spasm. Spasms can occur within the respiratory, muscular, nervous and digestive systems and can lead to severe coughs, muscular cramps, convulsions, shortness of breath and severe abdominal pains. Spasms should be taken very seriously, since in extreme cases they may be lethal. The essential oil of Melissa, being an effective sedative and relaxant, can give fast relief from spasms in all parts of the body.
Stomachic: Something that soothes the stomach, tones it up, and strengthens it is called a stomachic. Melissa oil, being a stomachic, helps in the smooth functioning of the stomach and the digestive process. It helps heal any wounds, scratches or ulcers in the stomach, maintains proper flow of gastric juices and bile into the stomach, and also protects it from infections.
Carminative: Gases that build up in the intestines are forced out by this oil. It is very effective in expelling gases by reducing the tension in the abdominal muscles and reliving things like bloating and cramping.
Anti-bacterial: Melissa oil has antibacterial properties and has been found to be effective for inhibiting bacterial infections in the colon, intestines, urinary tract and kidneys.
Febrifuge: Being an antibacterial, melissa essential oil fights against bacterial or microbial infections in the body, including those that cause fever. Again, since it has sudorific properties, it helps to reduce body temperature and removes the toxins produced during fever, through the process of sweating.
Hypotensive: This is something which may be of immense benefit for hypertensive people who run the risk of heart attack or brain hemorrhage whenever their blood pressure goes up. Melissa oil, being hypotensive in nature, brings down the blood pressure.
Tonic: A tonic is meant for all around benefits for the health of your body. A tonic keeps everything in order, makes sure that all the systems function properly, boosts immunity and gives added strength. Melissa oil has certain components in it which do exactly this.
Emmenagogue: Many problems related to menstruation and Post Menstrual Syndrome can be treated with the help of Melissa oil. These include problems like obstructed menses, irregular menses, pain and extreme fatigue during periods, untimely menopause, annoyance, and depression after menopause.