Author: Jan Scholten
665.55.12 Melissa officinalis
Names: Melissa is ‘bee’ in Greek.
English: Lemon balm; Balm; Bee Balm; Sweet Balm.
Dutch: Citroenmelisse; Bijenkruid; Zoete balsem; Citroen balsem; Vrouwenkruid; Moederkruid.
Source: Pelt, Wildgroei; Potter, case SSC 32-3/2002.
Content: cadmium, cuprum.
Use: “elixer of life” according to Paracelsus.
They compensate by exaggeration and overdoing: they are strong, perfectionists, controlled and can even become bossy. They can become the tyrant they hate so much.
Energy: tiredness and helplessness, powerless.
Suspiciousness of people in authority, considering them enemies.
In love, but it is not possible to express it, like in convents; flirtatious, charming.
Suspicious to authorities.
Lack of enthusiasm.
Controlling, overdoing, bossy.
Leave me alone.
Dissociation from the pain.
Friendly, sympathetic; open, nervous, excited; timid.
Depression, melancholy, anxiety, cares and thoughts out of mind.
Black pessimism, cannot see the sweetness of life.
Anger, rage, pissed off, nearly exploding but usually containing their temper.
Ailments from: sexual abuse, loss of a loved one.
Delusion: everyone is a devil.
Desire: fish, ice-cream.
Aversion: coffee, fat.
Sleep: falling asleep difficult; insomnia, sleepless < anxiety.
Energy: weakness, tiredness.
Nose: colds; allergies; sinusitis.
Mouth: toothache, wisdom teeth.
Face: red, flushed.
Lungs: cough; asthma.
Heart: tensions, palpitations, < nervous; fainting, swoonings.
Stomach: nervous, nausea vomiting; poor digestion.
Abdomen: cramps, swelling, rumbling, flatulence, griping pains in the abdomen.
Female: menses suppressed, painful, dysmenorrhoea; copious, metrorrhagia; vaginismus; metrorrhagia, mastopathia; menses tension, < before menses; << menopause.
Back: pain neck, tight feeling around neck.
Skin: cold sores; allergies; herpes simplex, vesicles, itching, burning, crusts.