Botanical Introduction of the Melissa Axillaris Herb.


Botanical Introduction of the Melissa Axillaris Herb

Plant Morphology:

Melissa axillaris Melissa Officinalis  Axillary Balm,also known as Melissa.Annual or perennial herb,with rhizomes,creeping root.Stems erect,30 to 50 cm tall,square,purplish, the whole plant is pubescent.Single leaves opposite,papery leaf blade ovate or ovate-lanceolate,long 1.2~6cm,serrated edge blunt,sparsely pubescent,following by purplish veins on both sides or all purple,almost no hair,or only along veins pubescent,petiole length 0.2~2.5cm.Round inflorescence or axillary racemes,flowers 3 to 5;bracts linear or linear-lanceolate,with eyelashes;calyx bell-shaped,long 6~8cm,is a festival outside villous,cleft lip 3-toothed short,lower lip two parted,teeth lanceolate;corolla bent,white or pink,about 1cm,upper lip erect,slightly concave top,lower lip 3-lobed,middle lobe larger inner surface sparsely hairy;stamens 4,for longer before;style short,2-lobed.Nutlets oval,smooth.Flowering from June to July,the fruit of 8 to 9 months.

Habitat Distribution:

 Melissa axillaris Melissa OfficinalisGrow at the sunny slopes grass land of mountain.Grow at elevation 600~2800m roadside,slopes,forest and sunny grass,mainly grown in subtropical areas of below 800m above sea level,open land and abandoned land.Distributed to China privinces Shaanxi,South,Southwest to East.

Geographic distribution:

Melissa axillaris Melissa Officinalis  Grow and available in provinces including Yunnan,Sichuan,Guizhou,Southern Shaanxi,Tibet,western Hubei Province,Western Hunan,Southern Jiangxi,Northern Guangdong,Guangxi and Northern Taiwan,grow at street,mountain,hill,valley,altitude of 600-2800 meters.Also spread to Northeast India,Nepal,Sikkim,Bhutan,northern Vietnam to Indonesia.


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  • Name:Melissa Officinalis Extract
  • Serie No:R078.
  • Specifications:Flavonoids 5%UV.
  • INCI Name:Melissa Officinalis Extract
  • CAS:84082-61-1
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:Melissa Officinalis Extract is an extract of the herb of the Melissa Officinalis,Labiatae
  • Other Names:Melissa axillaris,Axillary Balm,Herb of Axillary Balm,Melissa Axillaris Herb,Lemon balm,Balm mint,Honeybees flower,Dian Jingjie,Bi Xue Cao,Xiao BoHe.

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