Melissa

(BAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Citromfu˝levél; Lemon Balm; Liść melisy; Meduňkový list; Melisa; Meliss; Melissae folium; Mélisse, feuille de; Melissenblatt; Melisu lapai; Sitruunamelissanlehti.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Melissa Leaf). The dried leaf of Melissa officinalis. It contains not less than 4% of total hydroxycinnamic derivatives expressed as rosmarinic acid (C 18 H 16 O 8 = 360.3), calculated with reference to the dried drug. It has an odour reminiscent of lemon. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Melissa has been used as a carminative and sedative. It is an ingredient of herbal remedies used for a variety of disorders. It is also reported to have virustatic activity. The chief constituent of melissa is citral. Hypersensitivity reactions to melissa have been reported. Melissa is the source of melissa oil (see below).

Homoeopathy.

Melissa has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Melissa officinalis.
1. Ballard CG, et al. Aromatherapy as a safe and effective treatment for the management of agitation in severe dementia: the results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with melissa. J Clin Psychiatry 2002; 63: 553–8.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Austria: Balm-Mint†; Lomaherpan; Belg.: Dormiplant; Chile: Citromel; Cz.: Lakinal†; Lomaherpan†; Medovka Lekarska†; Medunkovy, Medunkova; Ger.: Gastrovegetalin; Lomaherpan; Me-Sabona; Sedinfant†; Rus.: NovoPassit (Ново-Пассит); Switz.: Valverde Boutons de fievre creme. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Dr Calm†; Erbonda Noche†; Nervocalm; Sedante Arceli†; Valeriana Oligoplex; Valeriana Relax Diates; Austral.: Natural Deep Sleep; Austria: Abdomilon N; Baldracin; Euvekan; Mariazeller; Passedan; Passelyt; Sedogelat; Songha; Species nervinae; The ChambardTee; Wechseltee St Severin; Belg.: Minhavez; Songha; Braz.: Anevrase†; Balsamo Branco; Calmapax; Camomila; Elixir de Passiflora†; Passaneuro; Passilex†; Sonhare; Canad.: Herbal Sleep Well†; Natural HRT Nightime; Chile: Melipass; Recalm; Cz.: Abdomilon†; Alvisan Neo; Baldracin; Blahungstee N†; Eugastrin†; Euvekan; Fytokliman Planta; Hertz- und Kreislauftee†; Hypotonicka; Iberogast; Klosterfrau Melisana; Melaton†; Nervova Cajova Smes; Nontusyl†; Novo-Passit; Passedan; Persen; Schlaf-Nerventee N†; Senalax; Songha Night†; Species Nervinae Planta; Valofyt Neo; Fr.: Biocarde; Dystolise; Elixir Bonjean; Mediflor Tisane Calmante Troubles du Sommeil No 14; Mediflor Tisane Circulation du Sang No 12; Vagostabyl; Ger.: Abdomilon N; Baldriparan N Stark†; Doppelherz Melissengeist†; Dormarist†; Dr. Scheffler Bergischer Krautertee Nerven- und Beruhigungstee; Euvegal; Euvegal Entspannungs- und Einschlafdragees†; Euvegal Entspannungsund Einschlaftropfen; Gastrol S†; Gutnacht†; Heumann Beruhigungstee Tenerval; Iberogast; JuDorm†; Jukunda Melissen-Krautergeist N†; Lindofluid N; Me-Sabona plus†; Melissengeist; Nervosana†; Oxacant N†; Oxacantsedativ; Pascosedon; Phytonoctu; Plantival novo; Presselin Blahungs K 4 N†; Pronervon Phyto; RubieSed†; Schlaf- und Nerventee; Seda-Plantina†; Sedacur; Sedariston plus; Sedasyx†; Sedinfant N†; Stullmaton†; Hung.: Euvekan; Sedacur; Israel: Songha Night; Ital.: Actenacol; Calmason; Colimil; Dormiplant; Emmenoiasi; Melissa (Specie Composta)†; Sedatol; Tisana Kelemata; Vagostabil; Valeriana (Specie Composta)†; Malaysia: Circarol; Mex.: Nordimenty; Plantival; NZ: Botanica Hayfever; Mr Nits; Philipp.: Circulan; Pol.: Amarosal; Aromatol; Calmina; Carmolis; Cravisol; Dormiplant; Klimax†; Lumewal; Melisal; Melisana Klosterfrau; Melissed; Nervinolum; Nervomix; Nervosol; Nerwobonisol; Perfocrat; Persen; Psychotonisol; Relana; Sedomix; Port.: Erpecalm; Songha†; Rus.: Doppelherz Melissa (Доппельгерц Мелисса); Doppelherz Vitalotonik (Доппельгерц Виталотоник); Persen (Персен); S.Afr.: Melissengeist; Spiritus Contra Tussim Drops; Spain: Agua del Carmen; Caramelos Agua del Carmen†; Dormiplant; Himelan†; Jaquesor†; Melival; Mesatil†; Natusor Aerofane†; Natusor Jaquesan†; Nervikan; Relana; Resolutivo Regium; Solucion Schoum; Switz.: Alcoolat de Melisse†; Arterosan Plus; Baldriparan; Baldrisedon plus†; Cardiaforce; Carmol; Dormiplant; Dragees pour la detente nerveuse; Gastrosan; Hyperiforce comp; Iberogast; Phytomed Nervo†; Relaxane; Relaxo; Songha Night; Soporin; Tisane calmante pour les enfants; Tisane favorisant l’allaitement; Tisane pour l’estomac; Tisane pour le coeur et la circulation; Tisane pour le sommeil et les nerfs; Tisane pour nourissons et enfants; Tisane relaxante N†; Valverde Detente dragees; Valviska; UK: Melissa Comp.; Valerina Day Time; Valerina Night-Time; Venez.: Euvekan; Sedival.
Published May 08, 2019.