Researchers of the Northumbria University proved scientifically
that the Zitronenmelisse (Melissa officinalis) works like a turbo-
Boost for spirit and well-being The effect of the welfare plant,
already in 16. Century of John Gerard as "Geistesbeschleuniger"
was described, the researchers astonished.
BBC-ON-LINE reports past Friday. After the first scientific investigations
of the British Psychological Society the plant could be used also
for patients, who suffer from dementia. In lab tests the researchers
stated that the plant increases the activity of acetyl choline,
a chemical messenger material, which is brought with the memory
ability in connection.
The messenger material is present with Alzheimer patients in only
small quantities. , the plant extract could be used also with
patients, those at disturbances of the memory ability leiden",
forschungsleiter Andrew Scholey means. In first attempts with
students caps with dried plant extract were given. In the attempts
it could be proven that the excerpt strengthens the brain achievement.
, we must to accomplish however further exact studies over see
whether the plant extracts are used also with Alzheimer koennen",
explained Scholey with the presentation of the study. Originally
the Zitronenmelisse resident in the eastern Mediterranean area
and west Asia is already used since the Greek Roman antiquity
as welfare plant.
The plant, which "Herztrost" also under the name; admits
is, becomes high up to 90 centimeters. The sheets smell and taste
lemon-like before the bloom. The plant becomes estimated also
in the kitchen peppering sweet foods and beverages.