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MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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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

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

Concern Reference
185 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

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.

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