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.

Immune System

The immune system helps maintain optimal health.  The spleen is part of this system because its involved in immune response.  Herbs that are beneficial to the immune system include:

Vitamins and supplements that are good for immunity include: algae, aloe, bee pollen, carotene, royal jelly, and vitamin C.

Carotene

Carotenes or carotenoids have also been called provitamin A because it’s the plant based version that we convert in our bodies to vitamin A.  They are found in foods that are typically yellow, orange, or red.

Function

  • supports adrenals and thymus gland
  • strengthens epithelial tissue
  • enhances immune system
  • antioxidant
  • anti-cancer
  • helps heart disease

Lycopene, lutein, and astaxanthin are also carotenes.