Melissa who???? Melissa Officinalis.
You’ve never heard of this super star before?
Melissa is no Hollywood movie star or American idol, but I’m sure most of you have come across Melissa before.
Melissa Officinalis is the herbal/medicinal term used for – lemon balm.
It is incorporated in Dr Hauschka’s breakthrough Melissa day cream. Find out what makes this cream so special.
The Dr Hauschka Melissa Day Cream provides harmonising day care that addresses the special needs of combination skin. It encourages the skin to find a happy medium between the excessively oily and excessively dry areas. The focus is on strengthening the middle ground. The Melissa Day Cream strikes a perfect balance between the differing needs of those with sensitive and combination skin that is prone to redness and is only slightly blemished or inflamed.
Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) has been known since the Middle Ages for its mediating properties. It is able to strike a balance between opposing forces that are blocking each other. Combined with other extracts of medicinal plants, this super star helps to restore harmony to oily, dry and sensitive areas of skin.
Melissa’s ability to bridge great differences can also be seen from its natural habitat. It prefers moist, well-drained soil, but can also handle dryness. It needs sun, but can still thrive in partial shade. Its first tender green leaves make their appearance shortly after the snow melts.
As the Melissa (lemon balm) plant begins to bud, its appearance changes drastically. It starts to sprout much smaller, yellow-green leaves. Small, yellowish white flowers appear, clustered in circles between the ranks of leaves. The blossoms and leaves are clustered on multiple levels, giving the bush a lighter and less dense appearance. At the same time, a mild lemony scent begins to surround the plant, enveloping it in a cloud of fragrance and attracting increasing numbers of bees. This is the origin of lemon balm’s scientific name, Melissa officinalis: “Melissa” is Greek for “honey bee”.
The Melissa (Lemon balm) that is used in Dr Hauschka Melissa Day Cream is cultivated in accordance with biodynamic principles, either in the WALA medicinal herb garden or on WALA’s Sonnenhof Demeter farm. The medicinal herb garden dates back to the 1950s, when it was laid out by Dr Rudolf Hauschka. Today more than 150 different medicinal plants grow there. The biodynamic cultivation practices benefit the users of Dr Hauschka Skin Care products by providing raw materials that are carefully processed and are of the highest quality