Melisa Water (Toronjil): What is it for and how to take it

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Melisa water is an extract made from the medicinal plant Melissa officinalis, also known as, limoncillo, melisa mint, hoja de limón or toronjil. This extract contains some medicinal properties attributed to this plant, such as being relaxing, anxiolytic, antispasmodic and carminative.

It is a practical and reliable option, since when consumed, the concentration of active substances in the plant is guaranteed. Likewise, the daily consumption of this extract can be a great natural option, for people who are constantly suffering from mild anxiety, as well as for people who have gastrointestinal problems such as excessive gas and colic.

Ask for it Melissa officinalisit is not contraindicated in babies, this product should only be used in children under 12 years old under the guidance of the pediatrician and, ideally, should not exceed 1 month of use, as it contains alcohol in its composition.

what is it for

Melisa water is justified in the treatment of problems such as:

However, according to several studies carried out with the plant, melisa also seems to relieve headaches, reduce symptoms and prevent the appearance of renal disorders. See how to use this plant to obtain similar benefits.

The consumption of extracts of Melissa officinalis, generally does not cause the appearance of any type of side effect, being well tolerated by the organism. However, some people may experience increased appetite, nausea, seasickness and even drowsiness.

How to drink Melisa’s water

Melisa water must be consumed orally, according to the following dose:

  • Children older than 12 years: 40 drops diluted in water, twice a day;
  • Adults: 60 drops diluted in water, twice a day.

In some people, the consumption of this extract can cause drowsiness and for this reason, in these situations it is advisable to avoid driving vehicles. In addition, there will be no interactions with other drugs or foods, so it can be used safely.


Melisa water should not be consumed by people with thyroid problems, as it can cause inhibition of some hormones. In addition, it must be used with caution in people with high pressure or with glaucoma.

Children under 12 years old and women who are embarrassed should avoid the use of Melisa water without medical or naturopathic indication.

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