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Melissa officinalis, lemon balm

Botanical names: Melissa officinalis, Mutelia officinalis, Faucibarba officinalis, Thymus melissa
Lamiaceae
Common names
English: balm, lemon balm, balm mint, common balm
Spanish: toronjil, melisa, hoja de limón
French: mélisse officinale, mélisse citronnelle
German: Zitronenmelisse, Melisse
Active constituents: eugenol, tannins, terpenes, caffeic acid, caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, catechinene, chlorogenic acid, cis-3-hexenol, citronellal, copaene, delta-cadinene, eugenyl acetate, gamma-cadinene, geranial, geraniol, geranyl acetate, germacrene D, isogeranial, linalool, luteolin-7-glucoside, methylheptenone, neral, nerol, octyl benzoate, oleanolic acid, pomolic acid, protocatechuic acid, rhamnazine, rosmarinic acid, rosmarinin acid, stachyose, succinic acid, thymol

Melissa officinalis, lemon balm
Melissa officinalis, lemon balm
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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