It received her official name from Achilles, the hero of Greek mythology, who broke his wounds with this plant. Achilles is today a recognized herbal plant. It contains essential substances that help in the production of bile and have antibacterial and muscle relaxant action. Still the substances it contains , help to protect the epidermis and mucous membranes. Recommended for skin diseases, irritations, wound healing.

Achilles is used for fever, common cold, allergic rhinitis, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (gastrointestinal) discomfort and induction of sweating. Some people chew fresh leaves to relieve the toothache.

Achilles is applied to the skin to stop bleeding from hemorrhoids, for sores and for painful, inferior pelvic, cramps .Melissa is also used as a cosmetic cleanser and in tablets. Its oil is used in shampoo.

How does it work? Melissa contains many chemicals that can affect blood pressure and may have anti-inflammatory effects.