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Balm Mint Melissa officinalis
Location: Asia MinorAlfalfa was originally used by the Arabs as a food due to its high protein content. Its Arabic name, al-fac-facah, means « father of all foods ». As well as a food, it has long been used for medicinal purposes both in China and the West. Alfalfa extract is used by Clarins Laboratories for its capacity to stimulate collagen production and also to reinforce natural hydration mechanisms.