Latin: Melissa officinalis
Country of Origin: Croatia
Actions: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, aromatic, carminative, celphalic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogoue, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, parturient, rejuvenative, sedative, stomachic, tonic, vasodilator
Energetics: Drying, warming, sour
Precautions: Generally considered safe, but has been know to lower thyroid function.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine