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An Overview of Badranjboya (Melissa officinalis)

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Dept. of Ilmul Saidla, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 107-109, December,10 (2013)


Melissa officinalis L., is a is a perennial plant, which belongs to the family labiatae .It is basically cultivated in Mediterranean region and native to Europe, Northern Africa and West asia. It is called lemon balm, bee balm, melissa, sweet balm . It has a lemony flavor and fragrance. Traditionally this herb was used for longevity, healing wound, relaxing the heart, treating tooth ache, Nowadays it is used in anxiety, mild depression, restlessness, irritability, indigestion, acidity, nausea, bloating and colicky pains, and cold sores. It is also called as a hormonal herb due to its antithyroid activity.


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