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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
 
Externally, for symptomatic treatment of herpes labialis (16-18).
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine
 
Orally as a carminative for gastrointestinal disorders, and as a sedative for treatment of nervous disturbances of sleep (5, 15).
 
Uses described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data
 
Treatment of amenorrhoea, asthma, bee stings, coughs, dizziness, dysmenorrhoea, migraine headaches, tachycardia, toothache, tracheobronchitis and urinary incontinence (6, 19).

References:

5. British herbal pharmacopoeia. London, British Herbal Medicine Association, 1996.
 
6. Farnsworth NR, ed. NAPRALERT database. Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, February 9, 1998 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network [STN] of Chemical Abstracts Services).
 
15. Blumenthal M et al., eds. The complete German Commission E monographs. Austin, TX, American Botanical Council, 1998.
 
16. Wölbling RH, Milbradt R. Klinik und Therapie des Herpes simplex. Der Allgemeinarzt. Vorstellung eines neuen phytotherapeutischen Wirkstoffes. Therapiewoche, 1984, 34:1193-1200.
 
17. Vogt HJ et al. Melissenextrakt bei Herpes simplex. Allgemeinarzt, 1991, 13:832-841.
 
18. Wölbling RH, Leonhardt K. Local therapy of herpes simplex with dried extract from Melissa officinalis. Phytomedicine, 1994, 1:25-31.
 
19. Boulos L. Medicinal plants of North Africa. Algonac, MI, Reference Publications Inc., 1983.
 


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