Melissa (Lemon Balm) rectified
Lemon balm is high in flavonoids, which can have an antioxidant effect. It also contains tannins, which are astringent and contribute to lemon balm’s antiviral effects, and eugenol acetate, which is believed to be one of the phytochemicals responsible for lemon balm’s reported antispasmodic effect. It also contains vitamin C and thiamin. Can be used for oily skin and acne, however there is a moderate risk of skin irritation or sensitivity, so use caution. Highly effective in treating herpes lesions. Used in natural perfume making.