Study: Melissa essential oil & Diabetes

RESEARCH: While we most often hear about Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) for its antiviral or calming properties, this FASCINATING study looks at its anti-diabetic effects on type-2 diabetic mice!

The study had several interesting findings, including:

-Melissa essential oil had strong antioxidant activity (Since oxidative stress and reactive oxygen species could cause diabetes and its complications, appropriate intake of antioxidative nutrients, such as Melissa EO, may be beneficial to prevent or ameliorate diabetic symptoms or complications)

-Melissa essential oil supplementation significantly reduced plasma glucose levels compared with the control group, and augmented glucose tolerance in a type 2 diabetic model. Serum insulin concentrations were increased significantly in the EO group compared with the control group.

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