Not only is this the name I gave my youngest daughter, it is the most useful essential oil/herb you can have in your home. Melissa has an extremely ancient history of therapeutic use. The first Carmelite nuns and ancient physicians used this oil because of its innumerable health benefits. Undeniably, the most important contribution of herbal medicines in the field of health is the holistic approach of healing both the body and the mind. Melissa essential oil (or as some know it – Lemon Balm) is one such useful essential oil as its properties help strengthen the nervous system and calms both the body and the spirit. Below are 5 amazing uses for it.