Lamiaceae Melissa officinalis L.

Common Balm

Costanoan - Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid

Use documented by:
Bocek, Barbara R., 1984, Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington, Economic Botany 38(2):240-255, page 16

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Scientific name: Melissa officinalis L.
USDA symbol: MEOF2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Balm
Family: Lamiaceae
Family (APG): Lamiaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Decoction of plant used for infants' colic and stomachaches.

RECRD: 89529 id: 22573