Melissa

Latin name: Melissa officinalis

Function

  • good for anxiety and hypertension
  • helps circulatory system, especially blood pressure
  • relieves headaches and migraines
  • regulates digestion
  • strengthens immune system

Properties

  • nervine
  • anti-viral
  • anti-depressant
  • sedative

Melissa can help relieve emotional blockage.

Sweet Marjoram

Latin name: Origanum majorana

Function

  • good for respiratory issues
  • helps the circulatory system
  • muscle pains
  • stimulates digestion
  • relaxes anxiety, stress, and tension

Properties

  • expectorant
  • anti-viral
  • astringent
  • laxative
  • carminative
  • antispasmodic

Sweet marjoram works well for colds and flu.

B3 or Niacin

B3 is also known as niacin and has two forms, niacin and nicotinamide or niacinomide.  They are both found in food, but niacin is good for fat metabolism where as nicotinamide is good for anxiety and fatigue.  Taking nicotinamide can cause flushing or red irritated skin.

Some functions of niacin are: breaks down amino acids, metabolizes of fats and carbohydrates, reduces cholesterol, helps nervous system and hormones.

Foods rich in niacin include: fish, meats, poultry, wheat germ, whole grains, prunes, dates, figs, and avocados.