Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT: Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves and tops of the balm mint, Melissaofficinalis.
Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; Skin-Conditioning Agent -Occlusive
Synonym(s): MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, BALM LEAVES EXTRACT (MELISSA OFFICINALIS L.) ; BALM MINT LEAF EXTRACT; EXTRACT OF LEMON BALM; LEMON BALM EXTRACT; LEMON BALM LEAF EXTRACT; MELISSA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|185 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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