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lemon balm extract
Product name: lemon balm extract
Latin name: Melissa Officinalis L.
Synonyms: Poisonous plant, mint balm, bee balm, melissa, mint
CAS number: 20283-92-5;537-15-5
Molecular Formula: C18H16O8
Molecular Weight: 360.3148
Specifications: Rosmarinic acid HPLC 1%-5%, Flavones UV 2%-5%
Appearance/color: Brown fine powder
Benefits: anti-anxiety, anti-Depression
Application: in food supplement
Dosage: The recommended dose is 500 mg each time, once or twice a day.
Bulk Package: 25kgs/drum

Where to buy lemon balm extract? MR Natural is a professional manufacturer for lemon balm extract since 2006.

1. What is lemon balm extract?

MR Natural lemon balm extract is a kind of standardized herbal extract of Melissa officinalis whole herb.

Melissa, also known as scented seaweed, lemongrass is a rare raw material for making flavors and fragrances. It can also be used as medicine. It has a calming and calming effect, helping digestion, reducing stress, and calming. It can also relieve chronic bronchial mucositis, colds, fevers and headaches.

2. Source of lemon balm

It is native to the Mediterranean coast and can be found in Europe, Central Asia, North America, and Asia. It is mainly produced in France.

Place of processing is in Shaanxi province.

3. Basic physical and chemical properties of lemon balm extract powder

Product Namelemon balm extract
Latin NameMelissa Officinalis L.
Part UsedLeaves
AppearanceBrown fine powder
OdorLight aromatic
Available spec: 
Assay(Rosmarinic acid)HPLC 1%-5%
Assay(Flavones)UV 2%-5%
Sieve Analysis100% pass 80 mesh
Loss on Drying5% Max.
Ash5% Max.
Extract SolventEthanol & Water
Heavy Metal10ppm Max
As1ppm Max
Residual Solvents0.05% Max.
Total Plate Count10000cfu/g Max
Yeast & Mold       100cfu/g Max
E.Coli                    Negative
Salmonella  Negative

4. Manufacturing Flow Chart of lemon balm extract

Raw material → ethanol extraction → concentration → extract → spray drying → crushing, mixing, packaging → product

5. lemon balm extract Powder benefits

A. anxiety

Anxiety disorder is a mental disorder, which refers to a strong sense of fear, worry and tension that can hinder daily activities. In the United States, anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses, with more than 40 million adults suffering from this disease every year. There are hundreds of millions of patients all over the world.

Anxiety disorders are often treated with medication. However, many people are worried about the side effects of the drug and are looking for alternative treatments. A number of studies have shown that honey flowers can relieve symptoms of anxiety. An important role in the treatment of anxiety disorders is to increase a chemical substance called GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid) in the brain. A 2017 study in the journal Phytotherapy Research analyzed the effects of honey flowers on GABA pathways. Studies have found that honey flower can promote the effectiveness of GABA, which is similar to the effect of interacting with medical drugs and the GABA system to help treat the disease.

An article published in 2016 also carefully studied the compounds that make up honey flower and concluded that it contains GABA-stimulating receptors. The third study showed that it is the rosmarinic acid in honey flowers that helps relieve symptoms of anxiety. Overall, these studies show that honey blossoms can be used as a safe and effective source for the treatment of anxiety. If you are taking prescription medications for anxiety, do not stop the medication unless your doctor tells you to stop the medication. Do not take honey flower oil with anti-anxiety medications before consulting your doctor.

B. Depression

Depression is an emotional disorder that makes people feel sad and has no fun in life. There are millions of people suffering from depression all over the world. Depression can happen to anyone, regardless of age and background. The most common treatments include psychological counseling and antidepressant drugs. These drugs increase serotonin levels, a chemical substance (neurotransmitter) that helps send signals from one brain cell to another. Researchers believe that an imbalance or decrease in serotonin levels is the cause of increased depression. In a study conducted on rats, it was found that honey flower has serotonin activation effect. Compared with the rats given placebo, the rats given the water solvent containing honey flower extract showed “significantly reduced depression-like behavior”. This suggests that honey flowers may have the effect of relieving symptoms of depression.

C. Stress and insomnia

Stress is a sense of tension and oppression, which is a natural part of life. Although almost everyone experiences stress, if we fail to deal with stress properly, it can actually cause significant damage to our body. Failure to respond to stress can lead to chronic diseases such as insomnia. Long-term expression of cortisol (a stress-causing hormone) in the brain can lead to a decrease in the number of white blood cells and a weakened immune system. This makes people more susceptible to illness (including colds and other infections).

One of the main functions of honey flower, and its most well-known effect is its slight calming effect, which can relieve people’s stress. In a study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a combination of valerian root extract and honey flower extract was used to treat children under 12 years of age with agitation and insomnia. It was found that the combination of these two herbs can relieve stress and help treat insomnia.

Researchers also studied the soothing effects of honey flowers on mice. Two researchers, Hajhashemi and Safaei, began to study the “hypnotic effect” of honey flowers. They found that mice injected with honey flower and lavender extract fall asleep faster and sleep longer. The results of this study prove that honey flowers can help treat insomnia when used in combination with other herbs.

D. Viral infection

Users increasingly prefer to use plant extracts (including honey flower) to help prevent certain infections. Studies have shown that honey flowers contain compounds such as eugenol, terpenes and rosmarinic acid, which are chemicals that have the effect of killing bacteria. In particular, research evidence shows that honey flower has a highly effective anti-herpes simplex (HSV) effect, which can cause cold sores.

The University of Maryland Medical Center published a study on the medicinal value of honey flowers. Dr. Steven Ehrlich reported that in a study of 116 cold sores (a type of oral herpes) who applied honey flower cream on their lips, their symptoms were relieved after only two days. In another study, a German dermatologist outpatient reported that honey flower is the main source of medicine for the treatment of herpes virus infection, and no recurrence was found. In addition, a recent study confirmed that honey flowers have antibacterial properties against many strains, including the most common bacteria called Escherichia coli. This study shows that in addition to its antibacterial effects, honey flower also has antiviral effects, so it can be very effective in treating genital and oral herpes.

E. Antioxidants

As a natural ingredient in many plant foods and herbs, antioxidants are important substances that inhibit the production of free radicals that oxidize and damage cells. In other words, because antioxidants prevent cell damage, they are good for us.

A number of studies have confirmed the antioxidant effect of honey flowers. In a study that analyzed the anti-cancer effects of honey flowers, it was found that honey flowers contained high levels of flavonoids (a type of compound containing phenolic compounds, which are known to be powerful antioxidants). . An article published by Shahr Kurdish University of Medical Science and Technology in Iran mainly conducted empirical research on the efficacy of honey flowers. It studied the antioxidant effect of the herb in detail, and proved that the anti-oxidant lease of the honey flower was mainly due to the phenolic compounds in the plant.

F. Protect the skin

An article published in the journal Dermatology Science found that honey flower extract can prevent UV damage. Ultraviolet radiation is the main cause of skin aging and skin diseases (including skin cancer). In the same study, it was also found that honey flowers have a “melanogen production” effect, which helps reduce harmful sunburn (also known as age spots). Because honey flower has strong antioxidant properties, it can protect the skin.

G. indigestion

Many people suffer from indigestion, which is manifested by pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen. It is usually a sign of other diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric ulcer, gastritis, or sometimes irritable bowel syndrome. Studies have shown that herbs such as honey flower, peppermint and chamomile can relieve indigestion. In one study, 120 patients were randomly selected to be given either an herbal preparation containing honey flower or a placebo. Patients who took herbal preparations reported reduced severity and relief of indigestion symptoms. In France, 40 kinds of plants have been approved as safe teas (including honey flowers), which can help treat indigestion.

H. cancer

A study published in an article in 2015 found that honey flowers have anti-cancer effects. The study mainly studied the anti-cancer effect on human breast cancer cells, and proved that it may help treat cancer due to its potent antioxidant, cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory effects. At present, more research is needed on the relationship between the role of honey flower and cancer. Unless recommended by the oncologist, do not use honey flower to treat cancer.

I. cognitive ability

Some scientists have proposed that honey flowers can promote cognitive behavior. In an article in the Journal of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, the researchers treated 20 participants with honey flower extract in different doses. The results of the study showed that when participants took 600mg of honey flower, their concentration increased. In a recent study in the “Iranian Journal of Medical Science” in 2016, it was stated that “in clinical studies, honey flowers have shown to improve memory and treat Alzheimer’s disease”.

Numerous studies have proven that using honey flower alone or in combination with other extracts can improve memory and concentration. Neurologists have tested the efficacy and safety of honey flower on patients with moderate to mild Alzheimer’s disease, and found that it has value and has a positive effect on the treatment of the disease.

6. Dosage of lemon balm extract Powder

The recommended dose is 500 mg each time, once or twice a day.

7. lemon balm extract Powder side effects

Although honey flower has many beneficial uses based on its ingredients, it must be used with caution. It is known that the use of melissa can cause hypotension and sometimes tachycardia, which may be due to its GABA-mediated effect. Unless approved by a qualified health care provider, pregnant and lactating women should not use honey flower. And it must not be combined with any anti-anxiety drugs. Please consult your doctor before use.

8. Safety of lemon balm extract Powder

lemon balm extract is generally recognized as safe by US FDA.

9. lemon balm extract Powder related researches

10. lemon balm extract Powder package & Notes for shipping

25kgs/drum, inner by double plastic bags.

N.W./G.W.: 25kgs/28kgs

Drum size: 35cm(diameter)*51cm(height)

Small order is accepted too. Such like 1kg/5kgs/10kgs.

Package for small quantity is by aluminium foil bag and carton box.

For 1-50kg, we suggest shipping by courier, such as DHL, fedex. HS code we use is 2932999099.

For 50-300kgs, we suggest shipping by air. HS code we use is 2932999099/1302199099.

For more than 300kgs, we suggest shipping by sea. HS code we use is 1302199099.

11. Q & A for lemon balm extract Powder

Q: Are lemon balm and Melissa the same??

A: Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a lemon-scented herb that comes from the same family as mint. The herb is native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia, but it’s grown around the world. Lemon balm has traditionally been used to improve mood and cognitive function, but the potential benefits don’t stop there.

Q: Is lemon balm extract safe?

A: Lemon balm is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts, short-term. It’s been used safely in research for up to 4 months. Side effects are generally mild and may including increased appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and wheezing.

Q: Is Lemon balm anti inflammatory?

A: There is some evidence that lemon balm may help fight inflammation. The authors of a 2013 study partially support the usage of lemon balm in treating pain and inflammation after an injury. While it did combat swelling and pain, the authors could not make conclusions about the plant’s exact anti-inflammatory mechanism.

Q: Is Lemon balm bad for thyroid?

A: Thyroid disease: Don’t use lemon balm. There is a concern that lemon balm may change thyroid function, reduce thyroid hormone levels, and interfere with thyroid hormone-replacement therapy.

Q: Can Lemonbalm cause anxiety?

A: Possible Side Effects

Lemon balm is considered safe for short-term use. Side effects may include headache, nausea, bloating, gas, vomiting, indigestion, dizziness, stomach pain, painful urination, anxiety, and agitation. The risk of side effects tends to increase with the size of the dose.

Q: Can lemon balm raise blood pressure?

A: Lemon balm may lower your blood pressure and therefore should be used with caution if you are taking medications with similar properties. It can also lower your blood sugar levels and people with diabetes should use lemon balm with care.

12. Supplements containing lemon balm extract Powder

  • Solaray Lemon Balm Aerial 475mg | Healthy Mental Calm & Relaxation and Rest Support
  • Nature’s Way Sleep Well Supplement with Valerian & Lemon Balm, 50 Count
  • Gaia Herbs, Nootropic Focus, Brain & Cognitive Support, Saffron, Lemon Balm, Spearmint, Vegan Liquid Capsules, 20Count
  • NOW Supplements, Chaste Berry Vitex Extract 300 mg with Dong Quai, Women’s Health*, 90 Veg Capsules
  • Life Extension X-R Shield Powerful Antioxidant Support – Spirulina, Lemon Balm, Gingko Supports Cellular Integrity

13. Where you can buy lemon balm extract Powder?

You can purchase lemon balm extract Powder from China. MR Natural is a professional manufacturer for lemon balm extract Powder. We supply it to Europe.

For lemon balm extract supplements, YOU can buy from online store like Amazon.

14. lemon balm vs valerian root

Valerian Root and Lemon Balm Extracts(A Phytomedicine Compound Improves Symptoms of Hyperactivity, Attention Deficits, and Impulsivity in Children)

Reference: https://www.nursingcenter.com/wkhlrp/Handlers/articleContent.pdf?key=pdf_00004650-201511000-00009

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