Melissa is more commonly known as Lemon Balm. The name Melissa comes from it’s Latin name Melissa officinalis. Melissa is a natural herbal way to heal herpes and herpes cold sores.
Melissa Ointment for Herpes Cold Sores
In laboratory studies, Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) has been shown to have tannins that contain polyphenols. The polyphenols are what give Melissa it’s antiviral herbal healing action. They help to combat and heal cold sores due to the herpes simples virus. Applying the Melissa Ointment to the affected area will help heal the cold sores in about 2-4 days. The ointment also helps double the time between outbreaks.
The Lemon Balm used in our ointment is cold pressed. Cold pressing an herb in oils retains the key herbal ingredients. To cold press Melissa, the leaves of the plant are steeped in a carrier oil ( almond, or apricot) for 4-6 weeks. The oil absorbs the medicinal actions of the melissa (lemon balm) leaves. It is then strained for oil, or prepared as Lemon Balm Melissa Ointment. It is by far our most popular herbal ointment for herpes and related skin irritations.
Melissa Lemon Balm Ointment is also very useful on chicken pox and shingles. All three, chicken pox, shingles, and herpes come from the same virus. Using Melissa Ointment topically, will help heal the sores of chicken pox, shingles and herpes much quicker than on their own.
Lemon Balm (Melissa) Ointment for Muscle Aches
Lemon Balm Ointment contains eugenol, which has antispasmodic and relaxant actions. It calms muscle spasms and numbs the tissue. Lemon Balm Ointment comes in quite handy when a flu hits for muscle aches and pains. It will help relax the body, and the antispasmodic action will help with muscular spasms.
Melissa (lemon balm) Ointment increases sweating, and could help in the case of a fever. By making the body sweat, the toxins are driven out of the body through the pores. It can be used at the first sign of flu for best results.
The lemon balm species, is a perennial herb from the mint family Lamiaceae. It is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. It is now widely grown throughout the world. Lemon Balm is easily grown in gardens, or as a pot herb.
The leaves have a gentle lemon scent. At the end of the summer, little white flowers full of nectar appear. These beautiful white flowers attract pollinating bees. The genus name Melissa actually comes from the Greek for honey bee.