The mass fraction of moisture in the dry extract is not more than 10%
Mass fraction of moisture in the thick extract is not more than 50%
Mass fraction of insoluble substances in water not more than 5%
Among the people Melissa has many names among them: lemon grass, lemon aroma, lemon mint. Melissa has a wide list of medicinal properties, as well as contraindications. This miraculous power plant has been used in alternative medicine since ancient times. It was used and continues to be used as a spicy, medicinal, essential oil, honey plant. The Latin name of the genus Melissa is derived from the Greek word bee. This is due to the fact that the plant is an excellent honey plant and attracts bees very much.
The essential oil of the plant is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal abnormalities, triggered by stress. It has powerful antiviral properties, it is used to normalize the heart rate, decrease blood pressure, normalize sleep, minimize the effects of menopause, eliminate itching, burning and swelling with insect bites. Moreover, Melissa oil is used as a component of home cosmetics, all kinds of skin care products. It is also used in the perfume industry for fragrances of water, creams and lotions. Dried melissa leaves add to tea as a natural flavoring. Salad of fresh young leaves is part of the therapeutic diet. From Melissa make excellent seasonings for all sorts of dishes. Often the plant is used for the preparation of alcoholic beverages. Melissa is an excellent and valuable honey plant. Melissa honey has a very pleasant aroma and taste and is one of the best varieties.
Melissa is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Luminous, reaching a height of fifty centimeters or more. Lemon grass has a stripe-branched tetrahedral stem, petiole opposite heart-ovoid large-toothed leaf. Melissa leaf is covered with soft hairs, Melissa flowers are located on short stalks, they are pale pink or white. Flowering lemon balm falls in the second year of life in the middle of the summer period. The fruit of the plant consists of four brownish ovoid nuts. Homeland of Melissa is Mediterranean. The plant was grown several thousand years ago in ancient Rome, from where it spread throughout the rest of Europe. In the Mediterranean countries, the plant is considered a weed. Shady shrubs, light forest, stony and grassy places, forest meadows, river banks, are places where grass grows. Melissa grows in Crimea, Central Asia, Ukraine, Russia.