‘Melissa officinalis’ is the botanical name of the plant. The oil extracted is sweet, fresh & has a citrus-like smell. It is pale yellowish in colour and has a watery viscosity. The referred oil is highly considered and is used in providing relaxing effect to the body. The oil also helps in uplifting the spirits and helping in dispelling melancholy. The oil is also referred to as the ‘Elixir of Life’.
Cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, cis-3-hexenol, methyl hepenone, 3-octanol, 1-octen-3-ol, citronellal, linalool, copaene, b-bourbonene, a-humulene, neral, caryophyllene, germacrene-D .